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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 3

Similarity matrix between partial rompB gene sequence of various rickettsial strains and nested polymerase chain reaction (H2 products) [Table is separated into 2 parts because of print limitations; see 1-piece version available at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol11no02/04-0603.htm#table3]

1* 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1*
2 92.49
3 98.84 93.64
4 94.8 95.38 95.95
5 95.38 90.17 96.53 92.49‡
6 67.63 70.52 67.63 68.79 67.05
7 67.63 70.52 67.63 68.79 67.05 100
8 67.63 70.52 67.63 68.79 67.05 100 100
9 67.63 70.52 67.63 68.79 67.05 100 100 100
10 67.63 69.94 67.63 69.36 67.05 94.22 94.22 94.22 94.22
H8-2† 67.63 69.94 67.63 69.36 67.05 94.22 94.22 94.22 94.22
H13-2 67.05 69.36 67.05 68.79 66.47 93.64 93.64 93.64 93.64
H14-2 67.63 69.94 67.63 69.36 67.05 94.22 94.22 94.22 94.22
H15-2 67.63 69.94 67.63 69.36 67.05 94.22 94.22 94.22 94.22
H18-2 68.21 70.52 68.21 69.94 67.63 93.64 93.64 93.64 93.64
H19 67.63 69.94 67.63 69.36 67.05 94.22 94.22 94.22 94.22
H3-2 67.63 69.94 67.63 69.36 67.05 94.22 94.22 94.22 94.22
H7-2
67.63
69.94
67.63
69.36
67.05
94.22
94.22
94.22
94.22

10*
H8-2†
H13-2
H14-2
H15-2
H18-2
H19
H3-2
H7-2
1*
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
H8-2† 100
H13-2 99.42 99.42
H14-2 100 100 99.42
H15-2 100 100 99.42 100
H18-2 99.42 99.42 98.84 99.42 99.42
H19 100 100 99.42 100 100 99.42
H3-2 100 100 99.42 100 100 99.42 100
H7-2 100 100 99.42 100 100 99.42 100 100

*1, partial rompB genes of Rickettsia sibirica (AF12322); 2, R. akari (AF123707), 3; R. conorii (AF123721); 4, R. felis (AF182279); 5, R. japonica (AB003681); 6, R. prowazekii (AF211820); 7, R. prowazekii (AF123718); 8, R. prowazekii (AF161079); 9, R. prowazekii (AF211821); 10, R. typhi (L04661).
†H, H2 products amplified from patient sera.
‡The similarity values (%) on the lower left are the levels of similarity between partial rompB gene sequences and the values (bp) on the upper right are the number of different bases out of compared total bases in partial rompB gene sequences.

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

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