Mycobacterium chelonae-abscessus Complex Associated with Sinopulmonary Disease, Northeastern USA
Keith E. Simmon1 , Barbara A. Brown-Elliott1, Perry G. Ridge, Jacob D. Durtschi, Linda Bridge Mann, E. Susan Slechta, Arnold G. Steigerwalt, Benjamin D. Moser, Anne M. Whitney, June M. Brown, Karl V. Voelkerding, Karin L. McGowan, Anne F. Reilly, Thomas J. Kirn, W. Ray Butler, Paul H. Edelstein, Richard J. Wallace, and Cathy A. Petti
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Associated Regional and University Pathologists Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (K.E. Simmon, P.G. Ridge, J.D. Durtschi, E.S. Slechta, K.V. Voelkerding, C.A. Petti); University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, Texas, USA (B.A. Brown-Elliott, L.B. Mann, R.J. Wallace, Jr.); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A.G. Steigerwalt, B.D. Moser, A.M. Whitney, J.M. Brown, W.R. Butler); University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (K.V. Voelkerding, C.A. Petti); University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (K.F. McGowan, A.F. Reilly); Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA (T.J. Kirn); University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia (P.H. Edelstein)
Figure 6. Neighbor-joining tree of DNA (A) and amino acid (B) concatenated gene sequences of Mycobacterium chelonae variant (CV) isolates and reference strains of the M. chelonae-abscessus complex. Branch support is recorded at nodes as a percentage of 1,000 bootstrap iterations. Upper scale bar indicates nucleotide substitutions per site and lower scale bar indicates amino acid substitutions per site. CIP, Collection of Institute Pasteur; CCUG, Culture Collection, University of Göteborg, Sweden; CV, M. chelonae variant; ATCC, American Type Culture Collection.
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