Diversity of francisella tularensis subsp. Holarctica Lineages, China

Yanhua Wang, Yao Peng, Rong Hai, Lianxu Xia, Hang Li, Zhikai Zhang, Hong Cai, Ying Liang, Xiaona Shen, Dongzheng Yu, Dawn Birdsell, David M Wagner, Paul S Keim

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We analyzed 10 isolates of Francisella tularensis subspecies holarctica from China and assigned them to known clades by using canonical single-nucleotide polymorphisms. We found 4 diverse subtypes, including 3 from the most basal lineage, biovar japonica. This result indicates unprecedented levels of diversity from a single region and suggests new models for emergence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1191-1194
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Medicine(all)

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Wang, Y., Peng, Y., Hai, R., Xia, L., Li, H., Zhang, Z., Cai, H., Liang, Y., Shen, X., Yu, D., Birdsell, D., Wagner, D. M., & Keim, P. S. (2014). Diversity of francisella tularensis subsp. Holarctica Lineages, China. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 20(7), 1191-1194. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2007.130931