TABLE 1.

Numbers of B. burgdorferi B31 in rabbit skin determined by real-time PCRb

DayNo. of Borrelia/μg of rabbit DNAaNo. of Borrelia/5-mm plugc
51.1 × 102 ± 2.5 × 1012.8 × 103
77.4 × 104 ± 6.7 × 1041.0 × 107
94.6 × 104 ± 8.5 × 1032.5 × 106
113.7 × 105 ± 1.9 × 1057.8 × 106
149.4 × 104 ± 4.0 × 1041.6 × 107
211.1 × 104 ± 4.7 × 1036.8 × 105
  • a Mean ± standard error.

  • b Two separate animals were used for each time point.

  • c Based upon total DNA extracted from a 5-mm skin plug.