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).
1Results of this study were presented in part at the 21st Meeting of the American Society for Rickettsiology, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, September 8–11, 2007.