Ixodes persulcatus

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Ix·o·des per·sul·ca·'tus

the taiga tick, a Eurasian species that is a vector for Russian spring-summer encephalitis and Lyme disease.
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Borrelia miyamotoi is an emerging pathogen first identified in Ixodes persulcatus ticks and rodents from Japan in 1994 (1,2).
Studies on the transovarial transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in the taiga tick Ixodes persulcatus. Folia Parasitol (Praha).
divergens rDNA from an Ixodes persulcatus tick in Russia [GenBank accession no.
(3) discovered a novel relapsing fever spirochete in the hard-bodied (ixodid) tick Ixodes persulcatus and named it Borrelia miyamotoi.