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Analysis of the 16S rRNA Gene Sequence of Anaplasma centrale and Its Phylogenetic Relatedness to Other Ehrlichiae

By Hisashi Inokuma, Yutaka Terada, Tugihiko Kamio, Didier Raoult and Philippe Brouqui


The nucleotide sequence of the Anaplasma centrale 16S rRNA gene was determined and compared with the sequences of ehrlichial bacteria. The sequence of A. centrale was closely related to Anaplasma marginale by both level-of-similarity (98.08% identical) and distance analysis. A species-specific PCR was developed based upon the alignment data. The PCR can detect A. centrale DNA extracted from 10 infected bovine red blood cells in a reaction mixture. A. centrale DNA was amplified in the reaction, but not other related ehrlichial species

Topics: Veterinary Immunology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Year: 2001
DOI identifier: 10.1128/CDLI.8.2.241-244.2001
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Provided by: PubMed Central
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