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Volume 21, Number 2—February 2015
Research

Evidence for Elizabethkingia anophelis Transmission from Mother to Infant, Hong Kong

Susanna K.P. Lau1, Alan K.L. Wu1, Jade L.L. Teng1, Herman Tse1, Shirly O.T. Curreem, Stephen K.W. Tsui, Yi Huang, Jonathan H.K. Chen, Rodney A. Lee, Patrick C.Y. Woo, and Kwok-Yung YuenComments to Author 
Author affiliations: The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (S.K.P. Lau, J.L.L. Teng, H. Tse, S.O.T. Curreem, Y. Huang, J.H.K. Chen, K.-Y. Yuen, P.C.Y. Woo); State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Research Centre of Infection and Immunology, Carol Yu Centre for Infection, Hong Kong (S.K.P. Lau, H. Tse, K.Y. Yuen, P.C.Y. Woo); Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong (A.K.L. Wu, R.A. Lee); School of Biomedical Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (S.K.W. Tsui)

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Figure 2

Comparison of draft genome sequence data of the 3 Elizabethkingia anophelis strains from patients in Hong Kong (HKU36–38), E anophelis type strain R26T, and E. meningoseptica type strain ATCC 13253T. A) Distributions of predicted coding sequence function in genomes of E. anophelis strains HKU36–38, E. anophelis type strain R26T, and E. meningoseptica type strain ATCC 13253T according to SEED Subsystems are shown. The columns indicate the number of proteins in different subsystems. B) Circular re

Figure 2. Comparison of draft genome sequence data of the 3 Elizabethkingia anophelis strains from patients in Hong Kong (HKU36–38), E anophelis type strain R26T, and E. meningoseptica type strain ATCC 13253T. A) Distributions of predicted coding sequence function in genomes of E. anophelis strains HKU36–38, E. anophelis type strain R26T, and E. meningoseptica type strain ATCC 13253T according to SEED Subsystems are shown. The columns indicate the number of proteins in different subsystems. B) Circular representation of sequence comparison between the draft genome of strain HKU37 and other draft genomes as labeled. Comparison generated in Rapid Annotations using Subsystem Technology (27). Intensity of color indicates degree of protein identity.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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