Diversity of Anaplasma phagocytophilum strains, USA

Eric Morissette, Robert F. Massung, Janet E Foley, A. Rick Alleman, Patrick Foley, Anthony F. Barbet

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We analyzed the structure of the expression site encoding the immunoprotective protein MSP2/P44 from multiple Anaplasma phagocytophilum strains in the United States. The sequence of p44ESup1 had diverged in Ap-variant 1 strains infecting ruminants. In contrast, no differences were detected between A. phagocytophilum strains infecting humans and domestic dogs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)928-931
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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    Morissette, E., Massung, R. F., Foley, J. E., Alleman, A. R., Foley, P., & Barbet, A. F. (2009). Diversity of Anaplasma phagocytophilum strains, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15(6), 928-931. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1506.081610