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- Briggs, C.J., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Journal of medical entomology 2011 v.48 no.1 pp. 20-28
- Borrelia burgdorferi; Ixodes pacificus; Lyme disease; Quercus; disease vectors; dry season; environmental factors; forests; habitats; microclimate; nymphs; risk; temperature; ticks; United States
- ... The abiotic and biotic factors that govern the spatial distribution of Lyme disease vectors are poorly understood. This study addressed the influence of abiotic and biotic environmental variables on Ixodes pacificus Cooley & Kohls (Acari: Ixodidae) nymphs, because it is the primary vector of Borrelia burgdorferi Johnson, Schmidt, Hyde, Steigerwaldt & Brenner in the far-western United States. Three ...