Rickettsia sibirica Isolation from a Patient and Detection in Ticks, Portugal
Rita de Sousa* , Conceição Barata†, Liliana Vitorino‡, Margarida Santos-Silva*, Carlos Carrapato§, Jorge Torgal¶, David Walker#, and Fátima Bacellar*
Author affiliations: *Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr Ricardo Jorge, Águas de Moura, Portugal; †Hospital do Espírito Santo-Évora, Évora, Portugal; ‡Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal; §Instituto da Conservação da Natureza, Mértola, Portugal; ¶Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal; #University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
Figure 2. Unrooted consensus tree inferred from 1,000 replicated trees based on partial ompA gene sequence. Evolutionary distances were estimated by the Kimura 2-parameter model, and phylogenetic relationships were assessed by neighbor-joining method. Bootstrap values are indicated at the nodes. Branches with bootstrap values <50% are collapsed. Portuguese Rickettsia strains are indicated by boldface type. GenBank accession numbers are indicated for each rickettsia.
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