Anaplasma phagocytophilum from Rodents and Sheep, China
Lin Zhan, Wu-Chun Cao , Jia-Fu Jiang, Xiao-Ai Zhang, Yun-Xi Liu, Xiao-Ming Wu, Wen-Yi Zhang, Pan-He Zhang, Chang-Ling Bian, J. Stephen Dumler, Hong Yang, Shu-Qing Zuo, Chen-Yi Chu, Wei Liu, Jan H. Richardus, and J. Dik F. Habbema
Author affiliations: Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing, People’s Republic of China (L. Zhan, W.-C. Cao, J.-F. Jiang, X.-A. Zhang, X.-M. Wu, W.-Y. Zhang, P.-H. Zhang, C.-L. Bian, H. Yang, S.-Q. Zuo, C.-Y. Chu, W. Liu); Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing (Y.-X. Liu); The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (J.S. Dumler); Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (J.H. Richardus, J.D.F. Habbema)
Figure 3. Phylogenetic tree based on partial (779-bp) msp4 nt sequences of Anaplasma spp., obtained by using the neighbor-joining method with Kimura 2-parameter analysis and bootstrap analysis of 1,000 replicates. Numbers on branches indicate percent of replicates that reproduced the topology for each clade. Parentheses enclose GenBank numbers of the sequences used in the phylogenetic analysis. Boldface indicates sequences obtained from rodents and sheep from northeastern China, May 2009. Scale bar indicates number of nucleotides per 1,000 bp. phago, phagocytophilum.
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