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Volume 6, Number 3—June 2000

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Bartonella spp. Isolated from Wild and Domestic Ruminants in North America 1

Chao-Chin Chang*, Bruno B. Chomel*Comments to Author , Rickie W. Kasten*, Remy Heller†, Katherine M. Kocan‡, Hiroshi Ueno§, Kazuhiro Yamamoto*, Vernon C. Bleich¶, Becky M. Pierce¶, Ben J. Gonzales¶, Pamela K. Swift¶, Walter M. Boyce*, Spencer S. Jang*, Henri-Jean Boulouis#, and Yves Piémont†
Author affiliations: *School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California, USA; †Institut de Bactériologie, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France; ‡College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; §School of Veterinary Medicine, Rakuno-Gakuen University, Ebetsu, Hokkaido, Japan; ¶California Department of Fish and Game, Bishop, Rancho Cordova, California, USA; #Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, 94704 Maison-Alfort, France

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Table 1

DNA similarity values and GenBank accession numbers based on 276 bp of the citrate synthase gene of the nine representative ruminant strains

% Similarity
Organism /Accession # Strain cattle-1 Strain deer-1 Strain deer-2 Strain deer-4 Strain deer-5 Strain deer-6 Strain
elk-1 Strain
elk-2 Strain
elk-3
Cattle-1 AF228768 100.00 95.65 96.01 94.57 94.57 94.57 99.64 96.01 94.57
Deer-1 AF228769 - 100.00 98.91 93.84 93.84 93.12 95.65 98.91 93.84
Deer-2 AF228771 - - 100.00 94.20 94.20 93.48 96.01 100.00 94.20
Deer-4 AF228774 - - - 100.00 98.55 94.93 94.57 94.20 94.57
Deer-5 AF228775 - - - - 100.00 94.20 94.57 94.20 94.57
Deer-6 AF228776 - - - - - 100.00 94.20 93.48 96.01
Elk-1 AF228770 - - - - - - 100.00 96.01 94.57
Elk-1 AF228772 - - - - - - - 100.00 94.20
Elk-1 AF228773 - - - - - - - - 100.00

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1An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Second International Conference on Emerging Zoonoses, Strasbourg, France, November 5-9, 1998.

2Collection sites were for bighorn sheep, the Peninsular Ranges in California and the San Francisco River, Turkey Creek, and Red Rock in New Mexico; and for elk, the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Merced County and the Tupman Tule Elk State Reserve in Kern County, California, and the Roseburg, Drain, and Demet herds, Douglas County (south western Oregon), and the Jewell Wildlife Area, Clatsop County, (north western Oregon).

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