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Table 2 Results of mitochondrial analysis and Candidatus Riesia pediculicola housekeeping genes of human lice samples

From: Phylogenetic relationship between the endosymbiont “Candidatus Riesia pediculicola” and its human louse host

Origin Country Number of lice Clade mitochondrial analysis Candidatus Riesia pediculicola housekeeping gene analysis (number of lice–qPCR/clade type)
Number of lice-qPCR/clade type Number of lice-standard PCR/clade type ftsZ gene groEL gene rpoB-1 gene rpoB-2 gene
West Africa Senegal 10 3/A; 2/D; 5/C 2/A; 2/D; 4/E 2/A; 2/D; 4/E 2/A; 2/D; 3/E 2/D; 1/E 2/A 2/D
Guinea 6 6/C 6/E 6/E 6/E 6/E 6/E
East Africa Ethiopia 3 3/C 2/C 3/C 3/C 2/C 2/C
Central Africa Gabon 1 1/C 1/C 1/C 1/C 1/C 1/C
Democratic Republic of the Congo 6 4/D; 2/C 4/D; 2/E 4/D; 2/E 3/D; 2/E 3/D; 1/E 3/D; 2/E
Congo Brazzaville 3 3/C NT NT NT 3/C NT
North Africa Algeria 3a 3/A 3/A 2/A 2/A 1/A 2/A
Morocco 6 6/A 2/A 6/A 6/A 6/A 6/A
South Asia India 13 13/A 2/A 11/A 10/A 12/A 11/A
Pakistan 12 11/A; 2/B 2/A; 2/B 10/A; 2/B 11/A; 2/B 11/A; 2/B 11/A; 2/B
Europe France 3 2/C 1/C; 1/F 2/C; 1/F 2/C; 1/F 1/C; 1/F 1/F
USA Orlando strain 7a 7/A 2/A 6/A 6/A 6/A 6/A
  1. NT, Not tested
  2. aBody lice