Volume 15, Number 1—January 2009
Isolation of Candidatus Bartonella melophagi from Human Blood1
|Sequence or gene||Basepair homology (%)||Basepair homology (%)|
|ITS||Bartonella sp. tick†||Bartonella melophagi‡|
|Patient 1||405/408 (99.3)||385/388 (99.2)|
| Patient 2
|gltA||Bartonella sp. sheep blood§||B. melophagi¶|
| Patient 1
| Patient 1
|16S rRNA||Wolbachia melophagi**||B. melophagi††|
|Patient 1||670/671 (99.8)||631/633 (99.7)|
*ITS, internal transcribed spacer; gltA, citrate synthase; rpoB, RNA polymerase B; NA, not available.
†Uncultured Bartonella sp. clone BT7498 sequenced from a tick from Peru (GenBank accession no. AF415209).
‡Candidatus B. melophagi strain K-2C isolated from a sheep ked (M. Kosoy, unpub. data).
§Bartonella sp. isolated from commercial sheep blood agar plates (GenBank accession no. EU020109).
¶Candidatus B. melophagi strains K-9B and K-2C isolated from sheep ked (GenBank accession nos. AY724769 and AY724769).
#Candidatus B. melophagi strain K-2C isolated from sheep ked (GenBank accession no. EF605288).
**W. melophagi sequenced from Melophagus ovinus sheep keds (GenBank accession no. X89110).
††Candidatus B. melophagi strain K-2C isolated from a sheep ked (GenBank accession no. AY724770).
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