This article  has been regretfully retracted due to plagiarism by the authors. The method for the identification of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species in ticks presented in the article was originally developed and published by Sjoerd Rijpkema and colleagues . The authors apologise to all affected parties for the inconvenience caused.
Niu Q, Guan G, Yang J, Fu Y, Xu Z, Li Y, Miling Ma1, Liu Z, Liu J, Liu A, Ren Q, Jorgensen W, Luo J, Yin H: Detection and differentiation of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in ticks collected from sheep and cattle in China.
Rijpkema SG, Molkenboer MJ, Schouls LM, Jongejan F, Schellekens JF: Simultaneous Detection and Genotyping of Three Genomic Groups of Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato in Dutch Ixodes ricinus Ticks by Characterization of the Amplified Intergenic Spacer Region between 5S and 23S rRNA Genes.