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Volume 13, Number 3—March 2007

Research

Diversity and Distribution of Borrelia hermsii

Tom G. Schwan*, Sandra J. Raffel*, Merry E. Schrumpf*, and Stephen F. Porcella*
Author affiliations: *National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, USA;

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Table 2

Descriptive statistics for 5 loci in Borrelia hermsii GGI and GGII, western North America*

GroupLocus†Samples‡AllelesBpIndels§Polymorphisms (%)π¶
All isolatesIGS378663/690354 (8.1)0.03648
GGIIGS23566305 (0.75)0.00088
GGIIIGS14369002 (0.29)0.00084
All isolates16S rRNA3521,27305 (0.39)0.00194
GGI16S rRNA2111,273000
GGII16S rRNA1411,273000
All isolatesflaB3651,002016 (1.6)0.00634
GGIflaB2231,00205 (0.5)0.00150
GGIIflaB1421,00201 (0.1)0.00044
All isolatesgyrB3551,902040 (2.1)0.00997
GGIgyrB2141,90203 (0.16)0.00046
GGIIgyrB1411,902000
All isolatesglpQ3691,020/1,026137 (3.6)0.01721
GGIglpQ2261,02004 (0.39)0.00113
GGIIglpQ1431,02602 (0.19)0.00087

*GGI, genomic group I; GGII, genomic group II.
†Nucleotide sequences for 16S rRNA, flaB, gyrB, and glpQ for isolates not included previously (4) have been deposited in the GenBank database with accession nos. DQ855527 to DQ855544.
‡The number of samples varies because only the IGS sequence was determined for DOU and only IGS, flaB and glpQ sequences were determined for isolate ELD.
§IGS with 3 indels of 1, 13, and 13 bp; glpQ with 1 indel of 6 bp.
¶π, mean nucleotide diversity at each aligned position.

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