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Volume 25, Number 5—May 2019
CME ACTIVITY - Research

Novel Sequence Type in Bacillus cereus Strains Associated with Nosocomial Infections and Bacteremia, Japan

Reiko Akamatsu, Masato Suzuki, Keiji Okinaka, Teppei Sasahara, Kunikazu Yamane, Satowa Suzuki, Daisuke Fujikura1, Yoshikazu Furuta, Naomi Ohnishi2, Minoru Esaki, Keigo Shibayama, and Hideaki HigashiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (R. Akamatsu, D. Fujikura, Y. Furuta, N. Ohnishi, H. Higashi); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan (M. Suzuki, S. Suzuki, K. Shibayama); National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo (K. Okinaka, M. Esaki); Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, Japan (T. Sasahara); Yonago Medical Center, Tottori, Japan (K. Yamane)

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Figure 3

Multilocus sequence typing (MLST)–based phylogenetic trees of strains and STs of Bacillus cereus isolates, Japan. Reference sequences were obtained from the MLST database (https://pubmlst.org). Definitions of clades and lineage names followed those of Priest et al. (9). A) Phylogenetic tree of isolates from patients with bacteremia. Blue indicates Tokyo strains, red indicates Tochigi stains, orange indicates Tottori strains, and green indicates Kochi strains. B) Phylogenetic tree of STs detected

Figure 3. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST)–based phylogenetic trees of strains and STs of Bacillus cereus isolates, Japan. Reference sequences were obtained from the MLST database (https://pubmlst.org). Definitions of clades and lineage names followed those of Priest et al. (9). A) Phylogenetic tree of isolates from patients with bacteremia. Blue indicates Tokyo strains, red indicates Tochigi stains, orange indicates Tottori strains, and green indicates Kochi strains. B) Phylogenetic tree of STs detected in Tokyo and Tochigi strains. Blue indicates STs detected in Tokyo strains, and red indicates STs detected in Tochigi strains. Scale bars indicates nucleotide substitutions per site. Ba, B. anthracis; Bc, B. cereus; ID, identification; ST, sequence type.

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1Current affiliation: Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan.

2Current affiliation: Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, Tokyo, Japan

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