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Volume 16, Number 12—December 2010

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Multispacer Typing of Bartonella henselae Isolates from Humans and Cats, Japan

Masashi YanagiharaComments to Author , Hidehiro Tsuneoka, Motoki Sugasaki, Junzo Nojima, and Kiyoshi Ichihara
Author affiliations: Author affiliation: Yamaguchi University, Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan

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Multispacer typing of 56 Bartonella henselae strains isolated from humans and cats, Japan*

B. henselae source
Genotypes 16S rRNA genotype
No. human
No. cat
S1
S2
S3
S4
S5
S6
S7
S8
S9
MST
1 1 7 2 5 4 1 2 1 1 3 7 I
8 12 4 2 5 4 1 2 1 1 3 14 I
1 0 3 2 6 5 2 2 2 1 1 21 I
1 0 8 2 5 4 1 2 2 1 3 32 I
2† 1 4 2 5 4 1 2 2 1 3 33 I
9ठ4 5 2 6 5 2 2 2 1 1 35 I
0 1 11 2 6 4 1 2 1 1 3 51 I
0 2 12 9 2 7 5 4 4 3 2 52 II
1 2 5 2 6 8 2 2 2 1 1 53 I
1 4 2 5 5 1 2 1 1 3 54 I
0 4 5 2 6 5 1 2 2 1 1 55 I
0 3 7 + 4# 2 5 4 1 2 1 1 3 56 I
1 0 4 2 5 4 2 2 1 1 3 57 I

*MST, multispacer typing; I, 16S type I; II, 16S type II.
†Includes a clinical specimen isolated from a patient with hepatic granuloma.
‡Includes B. henselae strain isolated from a patient with endocarditis.
§Includes a clinical specimen isolated from a patient with bacteremia.
¶Includes a clinical specimen isolated from a patient with splenic granuloma.
#Strain with 2 different copies of intergenic spacer S1 in its genome.

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