Volume 8, Number 5—May 2002
Genetic Variants of Ehrlichia phagocytophila1, Rhode Island and Connecticut
|RI variant 1||Gb||A||A||G||C||A|
|RI variant 2||A||G||A||A||T||A|
|RI variant 3||A||G||G||G||C||A|
|RI variant 4||A||G||A||G||C||G|
|E. equi/CA human||A||A||A||G||C||A|
a The number designations for the EP-ha 16S rDNA sequence correspond to those reported by Chen et al. (4). GenBank Accession No. U02521.
b Variant base paris are shown in bold.-
1Since this study was conducted, new nomenclature (Anaplasma phagocytophila) has been proposed; see Dumler JS, Barbet AF, Bekker CP, Dasch GA, Palmer GH, Ray SC, et al. Reorganization of genera in the families Rickettsiaceae and Anaplasmataceae in the order Rickettsiales: unification of some species of Ehrlichia with Anaplasma, Cowdria with Ehrlichia, and Ehrlichia with Neorickettsia, descriptions of six new species combinations and designation of Ehrlichia equi and ‘HGE agent’ as subjective synonyms of Ehrlichia pagocytophila. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001;51:2145-65.
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