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Volume 9, Number 3—March 2003

Research

Bartonella henselae in Ixodes ricinus Ticks (Acari: Ixodida) Removed from Humans, Belluno Province, Italy

Yibayiri O. Sanogo*, Zaher Zeaiter*, Guiseppe Caruso†, Francesco Merola†, Stanislav Shpynov*, Philippe Brouqui*, and Didier Raoult*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France; †Ospedale San Martino, Belluno, Italy

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Primers used for polymerase chain reaction or sequencing

Primer Bartonella species Primer sequence Target gene References
HSPF1da,b
All
5′-GAACTNGAAGATAAGTTNGAA-3′
groEL
22
BbHS1630.na,b
All
5′-AATCCATTCCGCCCATTC-3′
groEL
18
HSP1 b
All
5′-GGAAAAAGTNGGCAATGAAG-3'
groEL
22
HSP2b
All
5′-GCNGCTTCTTCACCNGCATT-3′
groEL
22
HSPS1b
All
5′-AAGCNCCNGGNTTTGGTGA-3′
groEL
22
HSPS2b
All
5′-TCACCAAANCCNGGNGCTT-3′
groEL
22
HSPF2db
All
5′-GAAAGANCGNGTNGATGAT-3'
groEL
22
HSPR2db
All
5′-GTNATNAGAAGNCTNGCAAT-3′
groEL
22
PAPn1a,b
B. henselae and B. quintana
5′-TTCTAGGAGTTGAAACCGAT-3′
pap31
22
PAPn2a,b
B. henselae and B. quintana
5′-GAAACACCACCAGCAACATA-3′
pap31
22
PAPns2a,b
B. henselae and B. quintana
5′-GCACCAGACCATTTTTCCTT-3'
pap31
22
PAPns1b
B. henselae and B. quintana
5′-CAGAGAAGACGCAAAAACCT-3'
pap31
22
BaftsZF
B. henselae
5′-GCTAATCGTATTCGCGAAGAA-3′
ftsZ
This study
BaftsZR
B. henselae
5′-GCTGGTATTTCCAAYTGATCT-3′
ftsZ
This study
BhftsZ 1393.n
B. henselae
5′-GCGAACTACGGCTTACTTGC-3′
ftsZ
21
Bh ftsZ 1247.p B. henselae 5′-CGGTTGGAGAGCAGTTTCGTC-3′ ftsZ 21

aAmplification primer.
bSequencing primer.

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