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Volume 26, Number 11—November 2020
Dispatch

Two New Cases of Pulmonary Infection by Mycobacterium shigaense, Japan

Shiomi Yoshida1Comments to Author , Tomotada Iwamoto1, Takehiko Kobayashi1, Ryohei Nomoto, Yoshikazu Inoue, Kazunari Tsuyuguchi, and Katsuhiro Suzuki
Author affiliations: National Hospital Organization Kinki-chuo Chest Medical Center, Sakai, Osaka, Japan (S. Yoshida, T. Kobayashi, Y. Inoue, K. Tsuyuguchi, K. Suzuki); Kobe Institute of Health, Kobe, Japan (T. Iwamoto, R. Nomoto)

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Table 1

Nucleotide identities of Mycobacterium species calculated by using average nucleotide identity BLAST ANI analysis*

Strain
Case 2, NB-type, KC354
Case 1, FC-type, KC8
M. shigaense JCM 32072T
M. shigaense SCY‡
M. triplex DSM 4426T
M. simiae DSM 44165T
Case 2, NB-type, KC354 100.00 99.72 99.98 98.79 85.16 84.49
Case 1, FC-type, KC8 99.72 100.00 99.97 99.76 85.16 84.48
M. shigaense JCM 32072T 99.98 99.97 100.00 99.81 85.17 84.50
M. shigaense SCY‡ 99.79 99.76 99.81 100.00 85.18 84.49
M. triplex DSM 44626T 85.16 85.16 85.17 85.18 100.00 85.31
M. simiae DSM 44165T 84.49 84.48 84.50 84.19 85.31 100.00

*Values are percentages. ANI, average nucleotide identity; FC, fibrocavitary; NB, nodular bronchiectasis. 
†M. shigaense JCM 32072T was obtained from a skin biopsy specimen of a Japanese man
‡M. shigaense SCY was isolated from a skin biopsy specimen of a Chinese woman.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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