TABLE 2.

Effect of plasmid content and vlsE complementation on B. burgdorferi infection at 2 weeks postinfection

B. burgdorferi B31 clonePlasmidShuttle vectorNo. of cultures positive/no. tested for sample site indicated from:
SCID miceC3H/HeN mice
lp25lp28-1pBSV2BBE22vlsEHeartBladderEarJointTotalHeartBladderEarJointTotal
5A13/pBSV2+0/60/60/60/60/60/60/60/60/60/6
5A13/pBBE22+++6/66/66/66/66/66/65/65/5a6/66/6
5A10/pBBE22:vlsE-2++++6/66/66/66/66/66/66/63/66/66/6
5A10/pBBE22:vlsE-5+++6/66/66/66/66/63/75/72/76/77/7
  • a One culture was contaminated and is thus not included.