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Budget genomes

This month's column looks at a recent comparative analysis of three members of the Rickettsiales that are all causative agents of human ehrlichiosis.

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Figure 1: Phylogenetic tree of the α-proteobacteria.


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The author thanks Dr Stephen Bentley, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, for helpful discussions.

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Entrez Genome Project

Anaplasma marginale

Anaplasma phagocytophilum

Bacteroides fragilis

Ehrlichia chaffeensis

Ehrlichia ruminantium

Neorickettsia sennetsu

Rickettsia conorii

Rickettsia prowazekii

Rickettsia typhi

Wolbachia pipientis wMel

Wolbachia sp. wBm


Ehrlichial Research Laboratory at the Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

CDC Human Ehrlichiosis page

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Crossman, L. Budget genomes. Nat Rev Microbiol 4, 326–327 (2006).

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