TABLE 1.

Numbers of B. burgdorferi B31 cells in SCID mouse tissues as determined by RT-PCR

TissueNo. of borrelia cells/μg of mouse DNA
Ear9.9 × 104 ± 4.0 × 104a
Ankle7.3 × 104 ± 1.3 × 104
Knee5.5 × 104 ± 1.7 × 104
Heart5.4 × 104 ± 1.2 × 104
  • a Mean ± standard error.