We analyzed 10 isolates of Francisella tularensis subspecies holarctica from China and assigned them to known clades by using canonical single-nucleotide polymorphisms. We found 4 diverse subtypes, including 3 from the most basal lineage, biovar japonica. This result indicates unprecedented levels of diversity from a single region and suggests new models for emergence.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Emerging infectious diseases|
|State||Published - Jul 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases