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Volume 18, Number 12—December 2012

Reservoir Competence of Wildlife Host Species for Babesia microti

Michelle H. HershComments to Author , Michael Tibbetts, Mia Strauss, Richard S. Ostfeld, and Felicia Keesing
Author affiliations: Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA (M.H. Hersh, M. Tibbetts, M. Strauss, F. Keesing); and Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York, USA (M.H. Hersh, R.S. Ostfeld)

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Table 2

Sequenced PCR products with different melting point maxima for Babesia microti real-time PCR and primers smbaJF and smbaKR, southeastern New York, USA, 2008–2010

Melting point maximum, °C No. B. microti–positive samples/no. tested
≤82 0/70
82.5 1/3
83 1/4
83.5 20/20
84 42/43
84.5 14/16
85 0/5
≥85.5 0/36

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