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Volume 16, Number 12—December 2010


Leishmania tropica Infection in Golden Jackals and Red Foxes, Israel

Dalit Talmi-Frank, Noa Kedem-Vaanunu, Roni King, Gila Kahila Bar-Gal, Nir Edery, Charles L. Jaffe, and Gad BanethComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Hebrew University, Rehovot, Israel (D. Talmi-Frank, N. Kedem-Vaanunu, G. Kahila Bar-Gal, G. Baneth); Israel Nature and Parks Authority, Jerusalem, Israel (R. King); Kimron Veterinary Institute, Bet-Dagan, Israel (N. Edery); Hebrew University–Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem (C.L. Jaffe)

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Sequence similarity obtained for Leishmania spp. ITS1-positive tissue samples from jackals and foxes, Israel*

Subject no. Animal species Tissue HRM results ITS1 sequence length (% similarity†) GenBank accession nos.
Comparison isolate Identified isolate
918 Jackal Right ear, left ear L. tropica 236–239 bp (98) FJ948456 GU591390
922 Jackal Right ear, left ear L. tropica 235–239 bp (98) FJ948456 GU591391
1067 Jackal Right ear, spleen L. tropica 233–237 bp (98) FJ948456 GU591392
1086 Jackal Right ear, spleen L. tropica 234–238 bp (98) FJ948456 GU591393
1380 Jackal Spleen L. tropica 235–239 bp (98) FJ948456 GU591394
115 Jackal Blood L. infantum 221–222 bp (99) GU045592 GU591395
1084 Fox Right ear, snout, spleen L. tropica 234–239 bp (98) FJ948456 GU591396
579916 Fox Left ear L. tropica 235–239 bp (98) FJ9484556 GU591397

*ITS1, internal transcribed spacer 1; HRM, high-resolution melt analysis.
†Similarity to comparison isolate by BLAST (

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