16S rDNA comparison demonstrates near identity between an United Kingdom Haemobartonella felis strain and the American California strain

Vet Microbiol. 2001 Jul 3;81(1):73-8. doi: 10.1016/s0378-1135(01)00331-5.


A handful of North American (USA) strains of the uncultured erythrocytotrophic pathogen of cats, Haemobartonella felis, have been differentiated by comparison of the 16S rRNA gene sequences. Using this approach, an UK strain was characterised, providing an identity for a non-USA H. felis for the first time. This strain shared close phylogenetic homology with the USA Californian strain.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Anaplasmataceae / classification*
  • Anaplasmataceae / genetics
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Cats
  • DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry*
  • Databases, Factual
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / chemistry
  • Sequence Alignment / veterinary
  • United Kingdom
  • United States


  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AF271154