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Table 1 All datasets used in this study

From: Quantitative microbial population study reveals geographical differences in bacterial symbionts of Ixodes ricinus

Dataset (name) Ticks (n) Life stages Locations in the Netherlandsa Year of sampling Molecular technique Source
Microbiome 655 in 133 pools Larvae, nymphs, adult females and males AW, DK, ST, BU, HD, ZM (n = 6) 2016 16S rRNA sequencing This study
Symbiont 16,555 Nymphs AW, DK, ST, BU, HD, ZM, PD, SD, VH, VA, MH, HM, BB, PW, DW, EN, RB, VL, KB (n = 19) 2013–2014 qPCR targeting: R. helvetica, S. ixodetis, M. mitochondrii, Rickettsiella spp. This study
Pathogen 13,967 Nymphs AW, DK, ST, BU, HD, ZM, PD, SD, VH, VA, MH, HM, BB, PW, DW, EN, RB, VL, KB (n = 19) 2013–2014 qPCR targeting: B. burgdorferi s.l., A. phagocytophilum, N. mikurensis [22]
Transmission mode 1130 Larvae, nymphs, adult females and males AW, ST (n = 2) 2019 qPCR targeting: R. helvetica, S. ixodetis, M. mitochondrii, Rickettsiella spp., B. burgdorferi s.l., A. phagocytophilum, N. mikurensis This study
  1. aThe abbreviations of locations are explained in Additional file 1: Table S1