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Volume 23, Number 8—August 2017
Research Letter

Detection of Elizabethkingia spp. in Culicoides Biting Midges, Australia

Peter T. MeeComments to Author , Stacey E. Lynch, Peter J. Walker, Lorna Melville, and Jean-Bernard Duchemin
Author affiliations: The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia (P.T. Mee); Agriculture Victoria, AgriBio, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia (P.T. Mee, S.E. Lynch); Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization, Geelong, Victoria, Australia (P.T. Mee, P.J. Walker. J.-B. Duchemin); University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia (P.J. Walker); Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, Berrimah, Northern Territory, Australia (L. Melville)

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Collection locations and sequencing results for study of Elizabethkingia in Culicoides biting midges, Australia*

Culicoides species Collection location Collection coordinates % Infected with Elizabethkingia (no. infected/no. collected) Average no. Elizabethkingia reads per individual (95% CI) Average % Elizabethkingia reads to bacterial reads (95% CI)
C. brevitarsis Beatrice Hill, Northern Territory 12°39′S, 131°19′E 71 (15/21) 1,419 (724–2,113) 0.075 (0.05–0.1)
C. multimaculatus Lake Wellington, Victoria 38°23′S, 147°21′E 0 (0/21) NA NA
C. victoriae Grampians, Victoria 38°08′S, 142°12′E 0 (0/24) NA NA

*NA, not applicable

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