TABLE 2

Mouse infectivity of the ptsG complemented strain of B. burgdorferia

StrainNo. of positive cultures/total% positive
EarSkinJointHeartBladderAll sites
5A18NP13/33/33/33/33/315/15100
ptsG::pKFSS10/30/30/30/30/30/150
ptsG::pKFSS1-ptsG1/44/42/41/40/48/2040
  • a Methods were as described in footnote a of Table 1. ptsG, ptsG transposon mutant T10TC291. pKFSS1, empty vector control. pKFSS1-ptsG, vector with ptsG plus 200 bp of upstream sequence.