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Table 3 Confirmation of conventional PCR amplification results by DNA sequencing of Ehrlichia and Anaplasma gene targets derived from blood or WBC samples from the mother, dog and daughter

From: Intravascular persistence of Anaplasma platys, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, and Ehrlichia ewingii DNA in the blood of a dog and two family members

Gene targeta Mother Daughter Dog
  Ech Eew Apl Ech Eew Apl Ech Eew Apl
GEP 16S 99.7 99.7 99.9 no 99.7 no 99.7 99.7 99.9
sodB 100 99.2 NA no 100 NA 100 no NA
P28 96.6 100 NA no 100 NA 96.6 no NA
P44 NA NA 99.6 NA NA no NA NA 99.6
  1. Based upon DNA sequence similarities, specimens from the dog and both family members contained the same genotypes.
  2. Ech = Ehrlichia chaffeensis.
  3. Eew = E. ewingii.
  4. Apl = Anaplasma platys.
  5. NA = not an applicable gene target for the particular Anaplasma or Ehrlichia species.
  6. aNumbers represent % sequence identity to the following GenBank reference sequences: A. platys 16S M82801 from a dog, A. platys p44 GQ868750.1 from a Venezuela dog strain, E. chaffeensis 16S CP000236, complete genome of an Arkansas human strain, E. chaffeensis sodB CP000236, E. chaffeensis p28 human strains V8 (AF393394.1) and V4 (AF393390.1), E. ewingii 16S Accession NR_044747 from an Oklahoma dog strain, E. ewingii sodB (GenBank KC778986) from a naturally-infected dog procured through our diagnostic laboratory and validated by other E. ewingii gene targets, and E. ewingii p28 AF287961.1 from a dog strain and AF287962.1, AF287963.1 and AF287966.1 from human strains.