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Molecular method for the characterization of Coxiella burnetii from clinical and environmental samples: variability of genotypes in Spain

Isabel Jado1*, Cristina Carranza-Rodríguez2, Jesús Félix Barandika3, Álvaro Toledo49, Cristina García-Amil1, Beatriz Serrano5, Margarita Bolaños2, Horacio Gil1, Raquel Escudero1, Ana L García-Pérez3, A Sonia Olmeda4, Ianire Astobiza3, Bruno Lobo1, Manuela Rodríguez-Vargas1, José Luis Pérez-Arellano2, Fernando López-Gatius5, Francisco Pascual-Velasco6, Gustavo Cilla7, Noé F Rodríguez8 and Pedro Anda1

Author Affiliations

1 Laboratorio de Espiroquetas y Patógenos Especiales, Department of Bacteriology, Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Ctra. de Pozuelo km 2.6, Majadahonda, Madrid, 28220, Spain

2 Microbiology Service and Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Hospital Universitario Insular de Gran Canaria, Av Marítima del Sur, s/n, 35016, Las Palmas, Spain

3 Department of Production and Animal Health, NEIKER - Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario, Berreaga Kalea, 1, Derio, Bizkaia, 48160, Spain

4 Department of Animal Health, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Avda. Puerta de Hierro, s/n, Madrid, 28040, Spain

5 Department of Animal Production, Universidad de Lleida, Pl. de Víctor Siurana, 1, Lleida, 25003, Spain

6 Internal Medicine Service, Hospital Comarcal de Laredo, Avda. de los Derechos Humanos, s/n, Laredo, Cantabria, 39770, Spain

7 Hospital Universitario Donostia and CIBERES, P° Doctor José Beguiristain s/n, Donostia-San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, 20014, Spain

8 Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Campus Universitario de Arucas s/n, Arucas, Las Palmas, 35413, Spain

9 Present Address: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Center for Infectious Diseases, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 11794-5120, USA

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BMC Microbiology 2012, 12:91  doi:10.1186/1471-2180-12-91

Published: 1 June 2012

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Table S1. Samples and reference isolates used in the study.

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Table S2. Oligonucleotides used in the study.

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