Molecular Epidemiology of Feline and Human Bartonella henselae Isolates
Rim Bouchouicha, Benoit Durand, Martine Monteil, B.B. Chomel, Moez Berrich, Mardjan Arvand, Richard J. Birtles, Edward B. Breitschwerdt, Jane E. Koehler, Ricardo Maggi, Soichi Maruyama, Rick Kasten, Elisabeth Petit, Henri-Jean Boulouis, and Nadia Haddad
Author affiliations: Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, Maisons Alfort, France (R. Bouchouicha, M. Monteil, M. Berrich, E. Petit, H.-J. Boulouis, N. Haddad); Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments, Maisons Alfort (B. Durand); University of California, Davis, California, USA (B. Chomel, R. Kasten); Zentrum für Gesundheitsschutz, Dillenburg, Germany (M. Arvand); University of Liverpool, Cheshire, UK (R.J. Birtles); North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (E. Breitschwerdt, R. Maggi); University of California, San Francisco, California, USA (J. Koehler); Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan (S. Maruyama)
Appendix Figure. Dendrogram of the 99 multilocus variable number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) profiles obtained with 178 isolates and strains. Bootstrap distances are indicated between brackets after the names of the groups and subgroups. The numbers in the brackets after the number of isolates for each profile correspond to the number of isolates from humans and from cats, respectively. As, Asia; Au, Australia-New Zealand; Eu, Europe; US, United States; A, group A; B, group B; Ba, subgroup Ba; Bb, subgroup Bb. *Dog isolate.
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