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Table 2 Colonization of C3H mice tissues by B31 or N40D10/E9 strains examined two weeks after inoculation

From: Comparative molecular analyses of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto strains B31 and N40D10/E9 and determination of their pathogenicity

Strain Inoculum Recovery ofB. burgdorferifrom mouse tissues ID50
   Blood Injection site Ear Left joint Heart Bladder Total  
B31 10 0/3 0/3 0/3 0/3 0/3 0/3 0/18  
  102 0/3 0/3 0/3 2/3 0/3 0/3 2/18 371
  103 2/2 1/2 2/2 2/2 1/2 2/2 10/12  
  104 2/2 2/2 2/2 2/2 1/2 2/2 11/12  
N40 10 1/3 2/3 2/3 0/3* 1/3 2/3 8/18  
  102 3/3 2/3 2/3 0/3* 2/3 2/3 11/18 46
  103 2/2 2/2 2/2 0/2* 1/2 2/2 9/12  
  104 2/2 2/2 2/2 1/2 1/2 2/2 10/12  
  1. Asterisks indicate that the cultures were contaminated.