Ixodes scapularis is commonly known as the deer tick or blacklegged tick (although some people reserve the latter term for Ixodes pacificus, which is found on the West Coast of the USA), and in some parts of the USA as the bear tick. It is a hard-bodied tick (family Ixodidae) of the eastern and northern Midwestern United States. It is a vector for several diseases of animals, including humans (Lyme disease, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, Powassan virus disease, etc.) and is known as the deer tick owing to its habit of parasitizing the white-tailed deer. It is also known to parasitize mice, lizards, migratory birds, etc. especially while the tick is in the larval or nymphal stage.

Sequence Statistics

No Sequences20486
No Amino Acids5816622
Min Seq. Length32
Avg. Seq. Length283.932
Max Seq. Length4588
Seq. Length 1σ281.244

Disorder Prediction Statistics

Predictor % Genome Disordered % Genome Disordered in SCOP Domains Avg. % of Seq. Disordered Avg. % of Disordered Regions in SCOP Domains Avg. % of Seq. Disordered and in SCOP Domains
VLXT 32.242 6.926 33.752 25.204 6.064
VSL2b 38.368 6.926 41.147 22.917 6.356
PrDOS 36.633 5.059 40.119 18.242 4.665
PV2 45.930 9.570 49.758 24.403 8.630
IUPred-S 19.088 1.474 21.873 13.096 1.566
IUPred-L 20.312 1.689 28.211 18.510 1.987
Espritz-N 27.892 4.041 29.100 19.750 3.377
Espritz-X 19.627 1.223 23.406 11.516 1.510
Espritz-D 12.798 1.194 56.578 11.866 7.725

SUPERFAMILY Domains

% Amino Acids with SCOP Assignment % Sequences with SCOP Assignment No of Domains No of Superfamilies No of Families Avg. Family Size Avg. Domain Length Domain Pairs Unique Domain Architectures
43 50 15525 985 841 15.8 284 1040 3204

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