Figure 4.

The Ames branch of B. anthracis. This figure shows the relationship between the Ames strain and its closest relatives in a worldwide collection [5]. Twenty-nine of 31 original [5] SNPs are defined by their positions in the Ames genome (NC_003997) and their positions along the Ames branch. Ames has the derived state for all 29 SNPs and the 4 SNPs between Ames and the Texas Goat are specific for the Ames strain alone [5]. A0728 was isolated in China in 1957 but the specific location/source of this isolate is unknown.

Simonson et al. BMC Microbiology 2009 9:71   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-9-71
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