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Table 2 Percent similarities (lower-left diagonal half) and actual numbers of mismatches (upper-right diagonal half) in the gltA sequences (126 bp) of groups of Ehrlichia in Caribbean domestic ruminants and two representatives of each of the most closely related Ehrlichia species/strains in GenBank

From: Development of a generic Ehrlichia FRET-qPCR and investigation of ehrlichioses in domestic ruminants on five Caribbean islands

  G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 UFMG canis muris chaff. E. tick ewing. rumin. P-Mtn
Group1a   2 6 7 17 2 9 9 13 17 17 17 18
Group2 98   9 10 19 5 11 11 15 20 20 20 21
Group3 95 93   1 14 9 5 10 12 15 17 15 17
Group4 94 92 99   13 9 5 10 11–12 14 17 14 17
Group5 87 85 89 90   17 17 11 14 1 13 7 13
E. sp. BOV2010/UFMG-EVb 98 96 93 93 86   6 10 13 16–18 17 17 17
E. canis 93 91 96 96 86 95   11 13 14–17 15–18 14 18
E. muris 93 91 92 92 91 92 91   7 10–12 18–20 10 19
E. chaffeensis 90 88 90 91 89 90 90 95   10–15 17–18 13 19–21
E. sp. African ticks 86 84 88 89 99 86–87 87–89 90–92 88–92   13–14 5–8 13
E. ewingii 86 84 88 89 95 86 89 92 90 94–95   15 14–15
E. ruminantium 86 84 86 86 90 86 86–88 84–86 86 89–90 88   8–9
E. sp. P-Mtn 86 83 86 86 90 86 86 85 84–85 90 93–94 88–89  
  1. aWe found identical sequences in 8 (Group 1), 1 (Group 2), 3 (Group 3), 2 (Group 4) and 1 (Group 5) Caribbean domestic ruminants. Comparing these sequences with those of two representatives of the most closely related Ehrlichia species and strains in GenBank, the number of mismatches is shown in the upper-right diagonal half of the table and the percentage similarity is shown in the bottom-left diagonal half of the table. Matches with the highest percent similarity are shown in bold
  2. bThe Gene Accession numbers for representing Ehrlichia spp. in this table are: JN673762 and JX629807 for E. sp. BOV2010/UFMG-EV; AY647155 and NC_007354 for E. canis; NC_023063 and AF304144 for E. muris; AF304142 and NC_007799 for E. chaffeensis; AF311966 and AF311965 for E. sp. African ticks; DQ365879 for E. ewingii; NC_005259 and DQ513396 for E. ruminantium; DQ363995 and EU272407 for E. sp. P-Mtn