Table 3.

Contingency table for major ospC group data for lesions and ticks as published in GenBankaand the literature

Isolate source (n)No. of observations in isolates of major ospC groupb:
ABKCombc
Erythema migrans lesions (22)11443
Ixodes scapularisticks (25)55114
  • a GenBank data include allospC submissions made before February 1998.

  • b The numbers of observations for lesions and for ticks were significantly different (χ2 = 11.1321 with 3 degrees of freedom; P < 0.025).

  • c Combined major groups (Comb) are defined by individual frequencies of 0.025 or less and include groups D, E, F, I, J, L, M, O, Q, and R.