Borrelia Burgdorferi captured with darkfield microscopy
Borrelia Burgdorferi is a bacteria of the spirochete class of the genus Borrelia often associated with infections of Lyme disease. Borrelia Burgdorferi was one of the first bacteria to have it’s genome sequenced and contains 853 genes and 910,725 base pairs.(1) The use of genetics and the sequencing of B. Burgdorferi has helped scientists determine better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat the various diseases and medical issues caused by B. Burgdorferi. For example, one very interesting factor is the relationship between the number of plasmids a bacteria has and its’ ability to infect it’s host. Borrelia Burgdorferi happens to have a high number of plasmids, which makes it a particularly interesting subject of research pertaining to infection methods and rates as it relates to plasmids and genes.
Molecular Research, also known as MR DNA, offers next generation sequencing and genotyping services in order to assist leading scientists around the world with research not just on Borrelia Burgdorferi, but on many other bacteria, virus, protozoa, enzymes, and proteins. Our team is eager to assist, collaborate, and work with scientists, students, researchers, and even hobbyists on whatever their project may be. With competitive pricing and unparalleled expertise, MR DNA brings genetics based science within reach for everyone. For more information or to contact us, please visit our website at www.mrdnalab.com