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Volume 18, Number 10—October 2012

Letter

Pathogenic Leptospira spp. in Bats, Madagascar and Union of the Comoros

Erwan Lagadec1, Yann Gomard1, Vanina Guernier, Muriel Dietrich, Hervé Pascalis, Sarah Temmam, Beza Ramasindrazana, Steven M. Goodman, Pablo TortosaComments to Author , and Koussay Dellagi
Author affiliations: Centre de Recherche et de Veille sur les Maladies Émergentes dans l'Océan Indien, St. Clotilde, La Réunion, France (E. Lagadec, Y. Gomard, V. Guernier, M. Dietrich, H. Pascalis, S. Temmam, P. Tortosa, K. Dellagi); Université de Lyon, Villeurbanne, France (E. Lagadec, S. Temmam); Université de La Réunion, St. Clotilde (M. Dietrich, P. Tortosa); Université d’Antananarivo, Antananarivo, Madagascar (B. Ramasindrazana); Association Vahatra, Antananarivo (B. Ramasindrazana, S.M. Goodman); Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, USA (S.M. Goodman); and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, St. Clotilde (Y. Gomard, V. Guernier, H. Pascalis, S. Temmam, K. Dellagi)

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Maximum-likelihood phylogenetic tree of Leptospira spp.16s rDNA in bats from Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros. The dendrogram was constructed with a fragment of 641 bp, with the TIMef+I+G substitution model, and with 1,000 replications. Only bootstrap supports >70% are shown (circles). The precise geographic information of the sampled bats can be accessed through the GenBank accession numbers indicated in parentheses at branch tips. Host bat species for the sequences generated in this

Figure. . . Maximum-likelihood phylogenetic tree of Leptospira spp.16s rDNA in bats from Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros. The dendrogram was constructed with a fragment of 641 bp, with the TIMef+I+G substitution model, and with 1,000 replications. Only bootstrap supports >70% are shown (circles). The precise geographic information of the sampled bats can be accessed through the GenBank accession numbers indicated in parentheses at branch tips. Host bat species for the sequences generated in this study are shown in boldface. Scale bar indicates number of nucleotide substitutions per site.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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