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Volume 21, Number 12—December 2015
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Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata) as Natural Reservoir of Bartonella quintana

Shingo Sato, Hidenori Kabeya, Aika Yoshino, Wataru Sekine, Kazuo Suzuki, Hidetoshi B. Tamate, Shouki Yamazaki, Bruno B. Chomel, and Soichi MaruyamaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Nihon University, Fujisawa, Japan (S. Sato, H. Kabeya, A. Yoshino, W. Sekine, S. Maruyama); Hikiiwa Park Center, Tanabe, Japan (K. Suzuki); Yamagata University, Yamagata, Japan (H.B. Tamate); Japan Wildlife Research Center, Tokyo, Japan (S. Yamazki); School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California, USA (B.B. Chomel)

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Figure 2

Phylogenetic tree showing the genetic relationship among Bartonella quintana strains from humans and macaques. The tree was constructed from the concatenated sequences (4,270 bp) of the 9 loci used for multilocus sequence typing by using the maximum-likelihood method based on the Tamura 3-parameter model in MEGA6 (13). The 22 sequence types (STs) of B. quintana strains from humans (STs 1–7), cynomolgus macaques (STs 8–4), rhesus macaques (STs 15–21), and Japanese macaques (ST22) were included in

Figure 2. Phylogenetic tree showing the genetic relationship among Bartonella quintana strains from humans and macaques. The tree was constructed from the concatenated sequences (4,270 bp) of the 9 loci used for multilocus sequence typing by using the maximum-likelihood method based on the Tamura 3-parameter model in MEGA6 (13). The 22 sequence types (STs) of B. quintana strains from humans (STs 1–7), cynomolgus macaques (STs 8–4), rhesus macaques (STs 15–21), and Japanese macaques (ST22) were included in the tree. Colored rectangles show 4 groups classified by host species. The scale bar indicates estimated evolutionary distance. Bootstrap values were obtained with 1,000 replicates. Only bootstrap replicates >50% are noted.

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