Identification of the prevalent species of spotted fever group Rickettsiae in Indiana ticks : [an honors thesis (HONRS 499)]

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dc.contributor.advisor Pinger, R. R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wells, Amy E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T19:30:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T19:30:44Z
dc.date.created 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.other A-282 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/193066
dc.description.abstract In May 2000, Dennacentor variabilis ticks were collected in southern Indiana counties and pooled according to sex in groups of three. These pools were used to prepare DNA templates from which the identity of the prevalent species of spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiae could be revealed. Twenty-eight samples proved to be positive for SFG rickettsiae. These positive samples were subjected to restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) in order to determine the species of SFG rickettsiae that the ticks harbored. Also, seventy-one ticks preserved in alcohol that had been previously determined to be positive for SFG rickettsiae from 1995-2001 using the Gimenez staining technique were surveyed. The mobility pattern from RFLP analysis of positive samples was compared to those published by Regnery et al. 1991, whose work is the basis for characterization of Rickettsiae.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 28 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physiology. en_US
dc.title Identification of the prevalent species of spotted fever group Rickettsiae in Indiana ticks : [an honors thesis (HONRS 499)] en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1276924 en_US


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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