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UD tick research aims to understand host specificity of Lyme disease: youtube.com/watch?v=CeTPi7VT6Gk

University of Delaware tick research aims to understand host specificity of Lyme disease

Video description:
UD faculty member Vincenzo Ellis is investigating why some humans are infected with Lyme disease while others are not. Using molecular technology to analyze blacklegged ticks across Delaware, the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology research team found that there may be competition among strains of the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, possibly explaining patterns of human infection.

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Angela Holland
Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology

Dr. Holland investigates mammalian population ecology and conservation biology. Her courses include Wildlife Management and Quantitative Ecology.

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