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Janet L. Sperling, K.L. Silva-Brandão, M.M. Brandão, V.K. Lloyd, S. Dang, C.S. Davis, F.A.H. Sperling, K.E. Magor,
Comparison of bacterial 16S rRNA variable regions for microbiome surveys of ticks,
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2017, Volume 8, Issue 4,, Pages 453-461, ISSN 1877-959X,

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Leo, S. S. T., Samuel, W. M., Pybus, M. J., and Sperling F. A. H. 2014. Origin of Dermacentor albipictus (Acari: Ixodidae) on elk in the Yukon, Canada. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50: 544- 551. 

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