Francisella tularensis subsp. tularensis Group A.I, United States

Dawn N. Birdsell, Anders Johansson, Caroline Öhrman, Emily Kaufman, Claudia Molins, Talima Pearson, Miklós Gyuranecz, Amber Naumann, Amy J. Vogler, Kerstin Myrtennäs, Pär Larsson, Mats Forsman, Andreas Sjödin, John D. Gillece, James Schupp, Jeannine M. Petersen, Paul Keim, David M. Wagner

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We used whole-genome analysis and subsequent characterization of geographically diverse strains using new genetic signatures to identify distinct subgroups within Francisella tularensis subsp. tularensis group A.I: A.I.3, A.I.8, and A.I.12. These subgroups exhibit complex phylogeographic patterns within North America. The widest distribution was observed for A.I.12, which suggests an adaptive advantage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)861-865
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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