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Phylogeography of Francisella tularensis subspecies holarctica from the country of Georgia

Gvantsa Chanturia2, Dawn N Birdsell1, Merab Kekelidze2, Ekaterine Zhgenti2, George Babuadze2, Nikoloz Tsertsvadze2, Shota Tsanava2, Paata Imnadze2, Stephen M Beckstrom-Sternberg3, James S Beckstrom-Sternberg3, Mia D Champion3, Shripad Sinari3, Miklos Gyuranecz4, Jason Farlow5, Amanda H Pettus1, Emily L Kaufman1, Joseph D Busch1, Talima Pearson1, Jeffrey T Foster1, Amy J Vogler1, David M Wagner1 and Paul Keim1*

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1 Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4073, USA

2 National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, Tbilisi, 0177, Georgia

3 Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

4 Veterinary Medical Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

5 US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland 21702-5011, USA

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BMC Microbiology 2011, 11:139  doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-139

Published: 17 June 2011

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Additional file 1:

Francisella tularensis canSNP revised SCHU S4 positions. Provides the updated SCHU S4 genome positions for Melt-MAMA assays published in Vogler et al. 2009.

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Coverage plot of Illumina short sequence reads for Georgian strain F0673 aligned to LVS. Coverage gaps correspond to duplicated regions that contain pathogenicity islands [26], which were omitted from the WGS SNP analyses.

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Additional file 3:

Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica isolates belonging to B.Br.013 group used in this study. Lists NAU strain ID, original ID, date, and geographic location of isolates used in this study.

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Francisella tularensis MLVA genotype data presented as repeat size.

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