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Caption for January 2011 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Lignin + Nootkatone = Dead Ticks." A nymph-stage blacklegged tick on a leaf. Infected nymphs transmit the pathogen that causes Lyme disease. About 90 percent of all cases of Lyme disease can be attributed to nymph feeding.

Caption for May 2001 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Out of the Lyme-Light." A nymph-stage blacklegged tick on a leaf. Infected nymphs transmit most cases of Lyme disease.

 

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