Mayo Clinic Lab Discovers New Lyme Disease-Causing Bacterium Using Routine Melt Curve Analysis | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In the process of routinely evaluating samples for Lyme disease, researchers at the Mayo Clinic have discovered a new strain of the spirochete that causes the disease.

While there are four strains of the tick-borne bacteria globally that cause Lyme, only one — Borellia burgdorferi — was previously known to be endemic in the US.

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