TABLE 2

Temporal kinetics of “Ca. Rickettsia andeanae” and R. parkeri loads in saliva and salivary glands during blood meal acquisition

Time (dpa)No. or proportion of rickettsiae in ticks infected with:
Ca. Rickettsia andeanae”R. parkeri
No. in saliva (log10)No. in salivary gland (log10)Relative proportion (saliva/salivary glands) (%)No. in saliva (log10)No. in salivary gland (log10)Relative proportion (saliva/salivary glands) (%)
21.7654.67137.83.2126.81047.2
62.9875.48354.54.4167.04962.6
101.5345.61527.33.5587.35048.4