Table 3

Members of theN. mikurensisgroup are distinguished from other genera based on sequence analysis of 16S rDNA, citrate synthase (gltA) and heat shock protein GroEL genes
Country (Ref.) Species Named Gene AccessionN Similarity
Netherlands [8] I. ricinus Ehrlichia-like ‘schotti variant’ 16S AF104680 100%
Russia [15]

I. ricinus

I. persulcatus

Ehrlichia-like ‘schotti variant’ 16S AF104680 100%
Germany [16] I. ricinus Ehrlichia-like ‘schotti variant’

16S

GroEL

AF104680

EU810407

100%

100%

Italy [9] I. ricinus C. Ehrlichia walkerii

16S

GltA

AY098730

AY098729

100%

100%

Italy [28] I. ricinus C. Ehrlichia walkerii

16S

GltA

AY098730

AY098729

100%

100%

China [12] Rattus norvegicus Ehrlichia-like ‘Rattus variant’ 16S AY135531 98.9%
Japan [7]

Rattus norvegicus

I. ovatus

C. N. mikurensis

(TK4456 and IS58)

16S

GroEL

AB084582

AB074460

AB084583

AB074461

99.1%

99.4%

94.3%

95.5%

USA [14] Procyon lotor Ehrlichia-like organism 16S AY781777 99.8%
Japan [29]

A. argenteus

A. speciosus and Eothenomys.smithii

C. N. mikurensis

(FIN686 and Nagano21)

16S

AB196304

AB196305

99.5%

99.6%

Russia [13] I. persulcatus Ehrlichia-like ‘schotti variant’ 16S AF104680 100%
Italy [11] C. glareolus C. N. mikurensis 16S AB213021 99.6%
Russia [30]

M. rossiaemeridionalis

I. persulcatus

C. N. mikurensis 16S EF445398 100%
USA [31] Procyon lotor

C. N. lotoris

(RAC413)

16S

GroEL

GltA

EF633744,

EF633745

EF633746

97.8%

98.7%

79.5%

Slovakia [32] I. ricinus C. N. mikurensis 16S AB196305 99.7%
Russia [30]

I. persulcatus

A. peninsulae

C. N. mikurensis

16S

GroEL

FJ966364

FJ966363

FJ966366

FJ966365

99.6%

100%

98.7%

98.7%

Germany [18] Human C. N. mikurensis

16S,

GroEL

EU810404

EU810406

99.9%

100%

Switzerland [20] Human C. N. mikurensis

16S

GroEL

GQ501089

HM045824

100%

98.9%

Germany [19] Dog C. N. mikurensis GroEL EU432375 100%

This strain has been reported in different parts of the world under diverse nominations. The similarity of these isolates with N. mikurensis isolates present in Dutch ticks isolates were calculated.

Jahfari et al.

Jahfari et al. Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:74   doi:10.1186/1756-3305-5-74

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