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Volume 26, Number 2—February 2020
Research Letter

Two Cases of Newly Characterized Neisseria Species, Brazil

Mustapha M. MustaphaComments to Author , Ana Paula S. Lemos, Marissa P. Griffith, Daniel R. Evans, Ramon Marx, Elizabeth S.F. Coltro, Christian A. Siebra, Loeci Timm, Hamilton Ribeiro, Alessandro Monteiro, A. William Pasculle, Jane W. Marsh, Daria Van Tyne, Lee H. Harrison, and Claudio T. Sacchi
Author affiliations: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (M.M. Mustapha, M.P. Griffith, D.R. Evans, A.W. Pasculle, J.W. Marsh, D. Van Tyne, L.H. Harrison); Instituto Adolfo Lutz, São Paulo, Brazil (A.P.S. Lemos, C.T. Sacchi); Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Porto Alegre, Brazil (R. Marx, A. Monteiro); Hospital do Trabalhador/SESA, Curitiba, Brazil (E.S.F. Coltro); Laboratório Central de Saúde Pública, Curitiba (C.A. Siebra); Laboratório Central de Saúde Pública, Porto Alegre (L. Timm); Paraná Department of Health, Piraquara, Brazil (H. Ribeiro)

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Analyses of newly characterized Neisseria species, Brazil. A) Maximum-likelihood phylogenetic tree of 53 aligned ribosomal multilocus sequence typing genes with 1,000 bootstrap replicates using Moraxella catarrhalis as an outgroup. Bootstrap support values <90% are not shown. Scale bar represents number of substitutions per site. B) cps sequences in isolates 1 (N.95-16) and 2 (N.177-16) relative to meningococcal reference genomes. Arrows represent genes, which are color coded by previously de

Figure. Analyses of newly characterized Neisseria species, Brazil. A) Maximum-likelihood phylogenetic tree of 53 aligned ribosomal multilocus sequence typing genes with 1,000 bootstrap replicates using Moraxella catarrhalis as an outgroup. Bootstrap support values <90% are not shown. Scale bar represents number of substitutions per site. B) cps sequences in isolates 1 (N.95-16) and 2 (N.177-16) relative to meningococcal reference genomes. Arrows represent genes, which are color coded by previously defined cps regions (1). Gray rectangles represent percentage nucleotide identity; darker shading indicates higher identity. The tex gene in both isolates is located >10 kb downstream of other cps genes. cps, capsule gene cluster; IS, insertion sequence; NmB, N. meningitidis serogroup B reference genome H44/76; NmX, N. meningitidis serogroup X reference sequence α388; IS, transposase gene.

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