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Volume 15, Number 1—January 2009


Emerging Mycobacteria spp. in Cooling Towers

Isabelle Pagnier, Michèle Merchat, Didier Raoult, and Bernard La ScolaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Unité des Rickettsies, Marseille, France (I. Pagnier, D. Raoult, B. La Scola); Climespace Service Recherche & Développement, Paris, France (M. Merchat)

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Identification of isolated nontuberculous mycobacteria according to their rpoB gene sequence similarity and GenBank accession numbers

Closest officially described species (rpoB) Isolates (no.), N = 33 Range in % gene similarity to type strain (GenBank accession no.) Accession numbers of sequences of isolates
Mycobacterium chelonae O (2), E (2) 99.7 (AY147163) EU770577
M. conceptionense O (12) 99.2–99.9 (AY859695) EU770583, EU770584
M. fortuitum E (2), H (5), O (3) 99.5–99.7 (AY147165) EU770578, EU770579, EU770580
M. chimaera H (1) 99.7 (EF521908) EU770576
M. phocaicum E (5), O (1) 98.3–98.6 (AY859693) EU770581, EU770582

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