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Volume 11, Number 2—February 2005

Research

Spotted Fever Group and Typhus Group Rickettsioses in Humans, South Korea

Yeon-Joo Choi*1, Won-Jong Jang1*, Jong-Hyun Kim*, Ji-Sun Ryu*, Seung-Hyun Lee*, Kyung-Hee Park*, Hyung-Suk Paik†, Young-Sang Koh‡, Myung-Sik Choi§, and Ik-Sang Kim§Comments to Author 

Author affiliations: *Konkuk University, Choongbuk, Republic of Korea; †Pusan National University, Pusan, Republic of Korea; ‡Cheju National University College of Medicine, Jeju, Republic of Korea; §Seoul National University College of Medicine and Institute of Endemic Disease, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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Table 2

Similarity matrix between partial rompB gene sequence of various rickettsial strains and nested polymerase chain reaction (H1 products)

1* 2 3 4 5 6 7 H1† H3 H5 H10 H20 H22
1*
2 93.79
3 96.05 94.92
4 91.81 96.89 92.94
5 92.94 98.59 94.07 96.61
6 74.01 73.16 74.29 72.32 73.45
7 72.03 70.9 72.32 70.34 71.19 93.22
H1† 93.79‡ 100 94.92 96.89 98.59 73.16 70.9
H3 93.5 99.72 94.63 96.61 98.31 72.88 70.62 99.72
H5 100 93.79 96.05 91.81 92.94 74.01 72.03 93.79 93.5
H10 91.81 96.89 92.94 100 96.61 72.32 70.34 96.89 96.61 91.81
H20 92.66 98.87 93.79 96.33 97.46 72.6 70.34 98.87 98.59 92.66 96.33
H22 95.76 94.63 99.44 92.66 93.79 74.01 72.03 94.63 94.35 95.76 92.66 93.5

*1, partial rompB of Rickettsia akari (AF123707), 2; R. conorii (AF123721); 3, R. felis (AF182279); 4, R. japonica (AB003681); 5, R. sibirica (AF12322); 6, R. prowazekii (AF211820); 7, R. typhi (L04661).
†H, H1 products amplified from patient sera.
‡The similarity values (%) on the lower left are the levels of similarity between partial rompB gene sequences.

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1Y.-J. Choi and W.-J. Jang contributed equally to this work.

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