Single nucleotide polymorphism typing of Bacillus anthracis from Sverdlovsk tissue

Richard T. Okinaka, Melinda Henrie, Karen K. Hill, Kristin S. Lowery, Matthew Van Ert, Talima R Pearson, James Schupp, Leo Kenefic, Jodi Beaudry, Steven A. Hofstadler, Paul J. Jackson, Paul S Keim

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Abstract

A small number of conserved canonical single nucleotide polymorphisms (canSNP) that define major phylogenetic branches for Bacillus anthracis were used to place a Sverdlovsk patient's B. anthracis genotype into 1 of 12 subgroups. Reconstruction of the pagA gene also showed a unique SNP that defines a new lineage for B. anthracis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-656
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume14
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2008

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Okinaka, R. T., Henrie, M., Hill, K. K., Lowery, K. S., Van Ert, M., Pearson, T. R., Schupp, J., Kenefic, L., Beaudry, J., Hofstadler, S. A., Jackson, P. J., & Keim, P. S. (2008). Single nucleotide polymorphism typing of Bacillus anthracis from Sverdlovsk tissue. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 14(4), 653-656.