For the first time, scientists have shown that the bacterium that causes the tick-borne disease anaplasmosis interferes with tick gene expression for its survival inside cells and to spread to a new vertebrate host. Girish Neelakanta of Old Dominion University and colleagues report these findings in a study published July 2nd in PLOS Genetics.
Anaplasmosis bacterium tinkers with tick's gene expression to spread to new hosts
- 2. 7 2020 (20:00)