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Ecological Niche Modelling of the Bacillus anthracis A1.a sub-lineage in Kazakhstan

Jocelyn Mullins12, Larissa Lukhnova3, Alim Aikimbayev4, Yerlan Pazilov3, Matthew Van Ert2 and Jason K Blackburn12*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Geography, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

2 Spatial Epidemiology and Ecology Research Laboratory, Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

3 Kazakh Science Centre for Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty, Kazakhstan

4 Scientific and Practical Centre of Sanitary and Epidemiological Expertise and Monitoring, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty, Kazakhstan

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BMC Ecology 2011, 11:32  doi:10.1186/1472-6785-11-32

Published: 12 December 2011

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Additional file 1:

Random Subsets. Predicted geographic distribution of B. anthracis based on 10 random subsets of input locality points for the Aa.1 sub-lineage, large southern outbreak and small southern outbreak experiments.

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Accuracy metrics for random subsets. Accuracy metrics of 10 random subsets of input locality points for the Aa.1 sub-lineage, large southern outbreak and small southern outbreak experiments

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Soil Variables. Mapped values of the four soil variables (minimum soil pH, minimum soil organic content, minimum soil calcium and minimum soil base saturation).

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