Bates researchers count Lyme-disease ticks in Maine woods

Using traps baited with peanut butter, a Bates research team spent the summer catching small mammals and studying the ticks they carried, specifically looking for ticks infected with the Lyme bacterium. Working with visiting biology professor Ronald Barry were biology majors Elizabeth Rogers ’09 (shown above picking the critters off a white-footed mouse) of Mansfield, Mass., and Nelish Pradhan ’10 of Kathmandu, Nepal. The research was supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. [More…]

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