After more than 50 years of research, the tick-borne bacterium responsible for one of the most troubling and economically devastating cattle diseases in the western U.S. has been named and genetically characterized by researchers at the University of California-Davis (UC-Davis).
“This is a most unusual bug — a ‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not’ bacterium — and the tick that carries it is equally bizarre,” said veterinary immunologist Jeffrey Stott, who has led the effort to develop a pre
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