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Volume 16, Number 5—May 2010

Research

Historical Distribution and Molecular Diversity of Bacillus anthracis, Kazakhstan

Alim M. Aikembayev1, Larissa Lukhnova, Gulnara Temiraliyeva, Tatyana Meka-Mechenko, Yerlan Pazylov, Sarkis Zakaryan, Georgiy Denissov, W. Ryan Easterday, Matthew N. Van Ert2, Paul Keim, Stephen C. Francesconi, Jason K. Blackburn3, Martin Hugh-JonesComments to Author , and Ted Hadfield
Author affiliations: Kazakhstan Scientific Center for Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases, Almaty, Kazakhstan (A.M. Aikembayev, L. Lukhnova, G. Temiraliyeva, T. Meka-Mechenko, Y. Pazylov, S. Zakaryan, G. Denissov); Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA (W.R. Easterday, P. Keim); Midwest Research Institute, Palm Bay, Florida, USA (M.N. Van Ert, T. Hadfield); The Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, USA (P. Keim); Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (S.C. Francesconi); California State University, Fullerton, California, USA (J.K. Blackburn); Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA (M. Hugh-Jones);

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Table 4

Bacillus anthracis SNPs, Kazakhstan*

Isolate KZ MLVA genotype SNP group SNPs
A branch
B branch
001 002 003 004 006 007 008 009 001 002 003 004
KZ 6 1 A.Br.008/009 T G A T A T G A T G G T
KZ 60 2 A.Br.008/009 T G A T A T G A T G G T
KZ 52 3 A.Br.008/009 T G A T A T G A T G G T
KZ 3 4 A.Br.008/009 T G A T A T G A T G G T
KZ 44 4 A.Br.008/009 T G A T A T G A T G G T
KZ 1 5 A.Br.008/009 T G A T A T G A T G G T
KZ 74 6 A.Br.008/009 T G A T A T G A T G G T
KZ 25 7 A.Br.008/009 T G A T A T G A T G G T
KZ 55 7 A.Br.008/009 T G A T A T G A T G G T
KZ 8 8 A.Br.008/009 T G A T A T G A T G G T
KZ 13 9 A.Br.008/009 T G A T A T G A T G G T
KZ 11 10 A.Br.Vollum T G A T A C T A T G G T
KZ 42 11 A.Br.Ames C A G C A T T A T G G T
KZ 66 12 A.Br.Ames C A G C A T T A T G G T
KZ ST1 NA A.Br.008/009 T G A T A T G A T G G T

*SNP, single nucleotide polymorphism; KZ, Kazakhstan; MLVA, multilocus variable number tandem repeats; NA, not applicable. SNP changes are shaded. SNP groups as described in Van Ert et al. (10).

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1Current affiliation: Republican Sanitary Epidemiologic Station, Almaty, Kasakhstan.

2Current affiliation: VEN Consulting, LLC, Melbourne, Florida, USA.

3Current affiliation: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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