Identification of Bartonella bacilliformis genotypes and their relevance to epidemiological investigations of human bartonellosis.

@article{Birtles2002IdentificationOB,
  title={Identification of Bartonella bacilliformis genotypes and their relevance to epidemiological investigations of human bartonellosis.},
  author={Richard John Birtles and Norman K Fry and Palmira Ventosilla and Abraham G. C{\'a}ceres and E. S{\'a}nchez and Hugo Vizcarra and Didier Raoult},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 10},
  pages={3606-12}
}
Genotypic diversity among 26 isolates of Bartonella bacilliformis obtained from different areas of Peru, and at different times, was assessed by comparison of DNA sequences derived from 16S-23S ribosomal DNA intergenic spacer regions (ISR) and a citrate synthase gene (gltA) fragment and by amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) analysis. gltA comparison divided the isolates into two groups, whereas ISR comparison revealed six sequences. AFLP analysis using a selective primer delineated… CONTINUE READING