TABLE 3.

Comparison of transcript levels for A. marginale omp1, omp4, and omp7-11 in infected bovine erythrocytes, tick salivary glands and midguts, and IDE8 cells

Site of infectionbNo. (%) of transcriptsa (level relative to infected erythrocytes)
omp1omp4omp7omp8omp9omp10omp11
RBC2.94 × 103 (100)8.24 × 102 (100)1.18 × 104 (100)1.39 × 104 (100)2.79 × 104 (100)2.54 × 104 (100)5.31 × 103 (100)
SG1.62 × 103 (55)1.18 × 103 (143)1.95 × 104 (165)2.22 × 104 (160)5.9 × 104 (211)3.12 × 104 (122)1.33 × 104 (250)
MG1.44 × 103 (49)1.62 × 101 (2)1.45 × 103 (12)2.40 × 103 (17)4.11 × 103 (15)2.85 × 103 (11)6.10 × 102 (11)
IDE82.67 × 102 (9)7.05 × 101 (9)2.23 × 103 (19)2.82 × 103 (20)6.11 × 103 (22)3.87 × 103 (15)4.42 × 102 (8)
  • a Normalized to the copy number of the 16S rRNA gene.

  • b RBC, infected bovine erythrocytes; SG, infected Dermacentor andersoni salivary glands; MG, infected D. andersoni midguts; IDE8, infected tick cell line.