Table 2. Length of B. burgdorferi s.l. infection in three rodent species based on biopsy cultures in Barbour–Stoenner–Kelly H medium
Host species and number Isolate Genospecies* First isolated Reisolated Died
P. gossypinus
    SC-128A SCSC-2 B. b. s.s. 4/17/95 09/27/97; 12/98; 03/06/99 03/06/99; infected
    CM-1 SCW-37 B. b. s.s. 4/21/95 09/27/97; 12/98; 06/06/00 06/06/00; infected
    SC-168A SCGT-4 B. b. s.s. 5/6/95 09/27/97; 12/98; 02/22/00 02/22/00; infected
    SC-165A SCGT-3 B. b. s.s. 5/6/95 09/27/97; 12/98; 04/20/99 04/20/99; infected
    SC-172A SCGT-5 B. bis. 5/6/95 09/27/97; 12/98; 03/26/00 03/26/00; infected
    CWB-44 BUL-10 B. b. s.s. 6/20/97 09/27/97; 12/98; 04/00 05/04/01; ear, heart kidney, spleen negative cultures
    CWB-59 BUL-13 N. I. 11/1/97 09/27/97; 12/98; 04/00 12/27/00; not cultured
S. hispidus
    Cotton rat3 MI-7 B. b. s.s. 6/17/92 12/16/93 12/16/93; infected
    Cotton rat11 MI-8 B. bis. 6/17/92 02/07/94; 11/19/94 11/19/94; infected
N. floridana
    WR-3 SCW-18 B. bis. 4/17/95 09/27/97; 12/98; 04/00; 03/20/01; 02/12/02; 11/01/02 11/21/02; not cultured
    SC Wedge SCW-63 B. bis. 6/1/95 09/27/97; 12/98; 04/00; 03/20/01; 02/12/02; 11/01/02 Still alive 6/1/03
    SC-227 SCGT-20 B. b. s.s. 1/1/96 09/27/97; 12/98; 04/00; 03/20/01; 02/12/02; 11/01/02 03/17/03; not cultured
    CWB-49 SCJ-4 B. bis. 7/1/97 09/27/97; 12/98; 04/00; 03/20/01; 02/12/02; 11/01/02 11/22/02; not cultured
  • * Identity-based restriction fragment length polymorphism B. b. s.s., B. burgdorferi s.s.; B. bis., B. bissettii; N. I., not identified.