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Volume 25, Number 5—May 2019

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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Table 5

Allele profiles of ST1420 and similar sequence types of Bacillus cereus, Japan*

Strain ST Gene allele
Country of origin
glpF gmk ilvD pta pur pycA tpi
ST1420 strains found in this study 1420† 62 1 93 109 55 102 210‡ Japan
BC1 366 62 1 113 109 55 102 83 Japan
2M5 NA 62 1 93 109 55 37 210‡ Burkina Faso

*NA, not available; ST, sequence type.
†ST found in this study.
‡New alleles in the Multilocus Sequencing Typing Database (

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

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

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