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Volume 29, Number 1—January 2023

Photobacterium damselae subspecies damselae Pneumonia in Dead, Stranded Bottlenose Dolphin, Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Danny MorickComments to Author , Shlomo E. Blum, Nadav Davidovich, Ziv Zemah-Shamir, Eyal Bigal, Peleg Itay, Assaf Rokney, Iris Nasie, Noa Feldman, Marcelo Flecker, Mia Roditi-Elasar, Kobi Aharoni, Yotam Zuriel, Natascha Wosnick, Dan Tchernov, and Aviad P. Scheinin
Author affiliations: University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel (D. Morick, N. Davidovich, Z. Zemah-Shamir, E. Bigal, P. Itay, M. Roditi-Elasar, Y. Zuriel, D. Tchernov, A.P. Scheinin); Hong Kong Branch of Southern Marine Science and Engineering, Guangzhou, China (D. Morick, D. Tchernov); Kimron Veterinary Institute, Bet Dagan, Israel (S.E. Blum, M. Flecker); Israeli Veterinary Services, Bet Dagan (N. Davidovich); Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel (A. Rokney, I. Nasie, N. Feldman); Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel (K. Aharoni); Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil (N. Wosnick)

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Table 1

Similarity-based gene extraction of genes used in MLST scheme, including the obtained MLST allelic profile for Photobacterium damselae subspecies damselae pneumonia, in bottlenose dolphin, eastern Mediterranean Sea*

Gene Identity,† % Coverage, % Reference length, bp No. mismatches No. open gaps MLST allelic profiles
glpF 99.58 100.00 480 2 0 26
gyrB 97.58 100.00 537 13 0 27
metG 99.53 100.00 429 2 0 7
pntA 97.98 100.00 396 8 0 23
pyrC 98.42 100.00 507 8 0 31
toxR 93.32 99.74‡ 387 23 1 35

*MLST, multilocus sequence typing. †The percentage of identity to allele 1 sequence of each gene (taken from P. damselae subsp. damselae PubMLST database).
‡The toxR alleles length range is 372–390 bp (10). The toxR allele length of the isolate of this study is 390 bp, and the allele 1 reference length is 387 bp.

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