Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (2010-65104-20386)
Received: 2 March 2018
Accepted: 6 May 2018
First Online: 18 May 2018
: ELK is a former Research Technician at the Northern Arizona University (NAU) Pathogen and Microbiome Institute (PMI), where she performed genetics research on arthropod vectors and pathogens. NES is a Research Specialist Senior at PMI where he performs genetics research on arthropod vectors, vertebrate hosts, and pathogens. GAS is a Research Entomologist with the USDA Animal Disease Research Unit at Washington State University, who conducts basic and applied research on tick-borne pathogens of domestic animals. CMH is an Assistant Professor in the Informatics and Computing Program at NAU. JDB is Adjunct Faculty at NAU and an Associate Director of PMI, where he performs research on population genetics of pathogens, arthropod vectors, and vertebrate hosts. DMW is a Professor at NAU; his research program at PMI is focused on pathogens of humans and animals.
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