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Animal Models of Borreliosis

Stephen W. Barthold, Diego Cadavid and Mario T. Philipp
from: Borrelia: Molecular Biology, Host Interaction and Pathogenesis (Edited by: D. Scott Samuels and Justin D. Radolf). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2010)


Animal models have been extremely useful for understanding many features of Lyme and relapsing fever borrelioses, including pathogenesis, host response, host-vector interactions, in vivo bacterial gene regulation, vaccinology and chemotherapy. Some degree of overlap is necessary with these subjects that are covered in other chapters, but this chapter attempts to focus on descriptive and practical aspects of various animal models used for borreliosis research read more ...
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