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Table 3 Strains or closely related strains of Orientia tsutsugamushi (OT) identified in chiggers collected from small mammals in Taiwan during 2006–2010

From: Surveillance of potential hosts and vectors of scrub typhus in Taiwan

OT strains Similarity to the closest strain (length of nucleotide) Genotype No. of strains (% of total) GenBank accession no. Sites (no. of identification)
CH0711a 98 % (145/148) Karp 5 (4.7) GQ332749 Penghu (1); Taichung (4)
HC0605a 100 % (102/102) Kato 2 (1.9) GQ332761 Hualien (2)
Hualien-5 100 % (102/102) Kato 3 (2.8) AY714316 Hualien (3)
KM02 100 % (123/123) Gilliam 1 (0.9) GU120147 Taitung (1)
KM0605a 100 % (145/145) Karp 11 (10.3) GQ332742 Kinmen (3); Matsu (1); Penghu (6); Taitung (1)
KM0606a 100 % (126/126) Kawasaki 17 (15.9) GQ332760 Hualien (8); Penghu (7); Taitung (2)
MZ01-2 100 % (126/126) Karp 7 (6.5) GU120156 Taitung (7)
OTSH7 100 % (126/126) Kawasaki 3 (2.8) KF777269 Hualien (3)
OTSh30 100 % (108/108) Kawasaki 1 (0.9) KF777288 Taitung (1)
TA678 95 (105/111) TA678 1 (0.9) U19904 Hualien (1)
TP0607a 100 (126/126) Karp 36 (33.6) GQ332744 Hualien (10); Kinmen (11); Matsu (3); Taitung (3); Yilan (9)
TP0708a 100 (126/126) Karp 12 (11.2) GQ332745 Hualien (7); Kinmen (1); Penghu (1); Taitung (2); Yilan (1)
TT03-2 100 (102/102) Kato 1 (0.9) GU120169 Hualien (1)
TT04 100 (102/102) Kato 2 (1.9) GU120170 Penghu (2)
TT0711a 100 (126/126) Kawasaki 5 (4.7) GQ332742 Taichung (1); Yilan (4)