TABLE 1.

Bacterial strains used in this study

B. burgdorferi B31 cloneMissing plasmid(s)
5A4None
5A8lp28-1
5A10lp25, lp56
5A10/pBBE22:vlsE-2lp25, lp56
5A10/pBBE22:vlsE-5lp25, lp56, lp28-1
5A13lp25
5A13/pBSV2lp25, lp56, lp28-1
5A13/pBBE22lp25, lp56