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Table 1 List of domestic cat samples used, with details on the origin, microscopic examination of blood smears, RLB results and phylogenetic classification

From: A novel Babesia sp. associated with clinical signs of babesiosis in domestic cats in South Africa

Sample ID Origin Microscopy RLB results No. of clones Phylogenetic classification
BF221 Cascades, KZN, RSA Babesia spp. Babesia genus-specific only Not applicablea B. leo
BF238 Durban, KZN, RSA Babesia spp. Babesia genus-specific only Not applicable B. leo
BF272 Hermanus, WC, RSA No parasites seen Babesia genus-specific only Not applicable B. felis
BF284 Bellville, WC, RSA Large Babesia spp. Babesia genus-specific only Not applicable B. felis
BF341 Durban, KZN, RSA Babesia spp. Babesia genus-specific only Not applicable B. leo
BF342 Bellville, WC, RSA Large Babesia spp. Negative/Below detection limit Not applicable Novel Babesia sp. variant 1
BF461 Maputo, Mozambique Babesia spp. Babesia genus-specific only Not applicable B. leo
BF472 Durban, KZN, RSA Large Babesia spp. B. felis Not applicable Novel Babesia sp. variant 3
BF475 Durban, KZN, RSA Babesia spp. B. felis Not applicable B. felis
Cat01 Cape Town, WC, RSA Large Babesia spp. B. felis 2 Novel Babesia sp. variant 1
     6 Novel Babesia sp. variant 2
Cat02 Cape Town, WC, RSA Babesia spp. B. felis, B microti 1 B. microti
     5 Novel Babesia sp. variant 1
     5 Novel Babesia sp. variant 3
Cat03 Cape Town, WC, RSA Babesia spp. Not tested 5 Novel Babesia sp. variant 1
     1 Novel Babesia sp. variant 2
Cat05 Sedgefield, WC, RSA Babesia spp. B. felis 8 B. felis
Cat06 Sedgefield, WC, RSA Babesia spp. B. felis 9 B. felis
Cat07 Pietermaritzburg, KZN, SA Large Babesia spp. Not tested 1 B. leo
Cat08 Paarl, WC, RSA Large Babesia spp. Not tested 1 Novel Babesia sp. variant 2
Cat09 Paarl, WC, RSA Large Babesia spp. Not tested 1 Novel Babesia sp. variant 1
Cat10 Durban, KZN, RSA Babesia spp. Not tested 1 B. felis
  1. aPCR amplicon directly sequenced (not subjected to cloning)
  2. Abbreviations: KZN, KwaZulu-Natal; RSA, Republic of South Africa; WC, Western Cape Province