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Volume 24, Number 5—May 2018
Research Letter

Rickettsia asembonensis Characterization by Multilocus Sequence Typing of Complete Genes, Peru

Steev Loyola, Carmen Flores-Mendoza, Armando Torre, Claudine Kocher, Melanie Melendrez, Alison Luce-Fedrow, Alice N. Maina, Allen L. Richards, and Mariana LeguiaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: US Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6, Lima, Peru (S. Loyola, C. Flores-Mendoza, A. Torre, C. Kocher, M. Leguia); Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima (A. Torre, M. Leguia); Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (M. Melendrez); Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring (A. Luce-Fedrow, A.N. Maina, A.L. Richards)

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Multilocus sequence typing analysis of complete genes from Peru Rickettsia asembonensis molecular isolate VGD7*

Changes Conserved genes (GenBank accession no.)
Variable genes (GenBank accession no.)
17-kDa (KY650696) gltA (KY650697) ompA (KY650698) ompB (KY650699) sca4 (KY650700)
Complete ORF, nt 480 1,314 5,076 4,947 3,033
Identity, % 100 99.8 99.9 100 99.8
Mutations None C 138 T T 484 G None T 383 C
T 537 C C 828 A T 807 C
A 868 G A 3838 G G 1824 T
C 4360 G A 2260 G
T 4880 C T 2492 C
Total changes

Complete protein, aa 160 438 1,692 1,649 1,011
Identity, % 100 99.8 99.8 100 99.6
Mutations None K 290 E Y 162 D None L 128 P
R 1280 G Q 608 H
L 1454 V R 754 G
V 1627 A I 831 T
Total changes 0 1 4 0 4

*Comparisons were made against reference strain NMRCii from Kenya (GenBank accession no. JWSW01000078.1). Blank cells indicate no additional mutations or changes to report. ORF, open reading frame.

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