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Volume 15, Number 4—April 2009

Research

Exotic Small Mammals as Potential Reservoirs of Zoonotic Bartonella spp.

Kai Inoue, Soichi MaruyamaComments to Author , Hidenori Kabeya, Keiko Hagiya, Yasuhito Izumi, Yumi Une, and Yasuhiro Yoshikawa
Author affiliations: Nihon University, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan (K. Inoue, S. Maruyama, H. Kabeya, K. Hagiya, Y. Izumi); Azabu University, Sagamihara, Kanagawa (Y. Une); The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Y. Yoshikawa)

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Table 2

Multiple infection of different Bartonella genotypes in exotic small mammals imported into Japan as pets, June 2004–October 2007

Host No.
animals GenBank accession nos. of the isolates in 9 genogroups*
A B C D E F G I J
Daurian ground squirrel
1
4962
4963








Siberian chipmunk
1 4965
4966
1
4964
4965








Tricolored squirrel
2 4977 4995
1


4977




4996

American red squirrel
1
4971







5006
Southern flying squirrel
1
4972
4973








Columbian ground squirrel
1
4957
4958








Richardson's ground squirrel
2 4959
4960
1 4954
4959
1
4954
4955








Fat-tailed gerbil
3



4978



5003

Golden spiny mouse
1




4979


4998

Fat sand rat
1





4984

5002

Bushy-tailed jird
1 4988
4989
1 4991 5004
1





4987
4989



Large Egyptian gerbil
1





4981

5001

Greater Egyptian jerboa
1 4975
4976
1





4986

5005

Lesser Egyptian jerboa 1 4986
4985 5005

*GenBank accession numbers all begin with AB44 and are abbreviated to the last 4 digits; e.g., AB444962 appears as 4962.

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