SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. This collection contains pathogen DNA extracts collected from tick pathogen plots (NEON sample class: tck_pathogenresults_in.testingID). Ticks are collected using drag cloths and are then sent to a professional taxonomist to be identified to species and sex. A subset are tested for the presence of viral and protozoan pathogens. The NEON Biorepository receives genomic DNA extracts from individual nymphs of Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum which include tick and any associated pathogen DNA. The extracts have already been analyzed for pathogen presence via and are stored in -80 degree Celsius freezers. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.