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Potentially Zoonotic Bartonella in Bats from France and Spain

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ABSTRACT

We detected Bartonella in 11 of 109 insectivorous bats from France and 1 of 26 bats from Spain. These genetic variants are closely related to bat-associated Bartonella described in Finland and the United Kingdom and to B. mayotimonensis, the agent of a human endocarditis case in the United States.

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Phylogenetic analysis of citrate synthase (gltA) gene sequences of 12 Bartonella spp. variants detected in bats from France and Spain (underlined) compared with sequences from GenBank. All 12 of these variants clustered with zoonotic B. mayotimonensis.
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Figure 1: Phylogenetic analysis of citrate synthase (gltA) gene sequences of 12 Bartonella spp. variants detected in bats from France and Spain (underlined) compared with sequences from GenBank. All 12 of these variants clustered with zoonotic B. mayotimonensis.

Mentions: All 12 Bartonella variants (GenBank accession nos. KY041981–KY041992) clustered closely with zoonotic B. mayotimonensis (Figure). Two sequences obtained from M. daubentonii bats sampled in Lorraine (GenBank accession no. KY041985) and Upper Normandy (GenBank accession no. KY041989), France, shared 100% nt identity with Bartonella strains previously isolated from bats of the same species in Finland and the United Kingdom (5,9). None of the Bartonella variants were closely related to Candidatus Bartonella naantaliensis or Candidatus Bartonella hemsundetiensis, which were also described in bats sampled in Finland (5,10). The absence of variants resembling these bartonellae from northern Europe suggests a spatial heterogeneity in the distribution of Bartonella spp. across bat populations and selective adaptations to specific host reservoirs.


Potentially Zoonotic Bartonella in Bats from France and Spain
Phylogenetic analysis of citrate synthase (gltA) gene sequences of 12 Bartonella spp. variants detected in bats from France and Spain (underlined) compared with sequences from GenBank. All 12 of these variants clustered with zoonotic B. mayotimonensis.
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Figure 1: Phylogenetic analysis of citrate synthase (gltA) gene sequences of 12 Bartonella spp. variants detected in bats from France and Spain (underlined) compared with sequences from GenBank. All 12 of these variants clustered with zoonotic B. mayotimonensis.
Mentions: All 12 Bartonella variants (GenBank accession nos. KY041981–KY041992) clustered closely with zoonotic B. mayotimonensis (Figure). Two sequences obtained from M. daubentonii bats sampled in Lorraine (GenBank accession no. KY041985) and Upper Normandy (GenBank accession no. KY041989), France, shared 100% nt identity with Bartonella strains previously isolated from bats of the same species in Finland and the United Kingdom (5,9). None of the Bartonella variants were closely related to Candidatus Bartonella naantaliensis or Candidatus Bartonella hemsundetiensis, which were also described in bats sampled in Finland (5,10). The absence of variants resembling these bartonellae from northern Europe suggests a spatial heterogeneity in the distribution of Bartonella spp. across bat populations and selective adaptations to specific host reservoirs.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

We detected Bartonella in 11 of 109 insectivorous bats from France and 1 of 26 bats from Spain. These genetic variants are closely related to bat-associated Bartonella described in Finland and the United Kingdom and to B. mayotimonensis, the agent of a human endocarditis case in the United States.

No MeSH data available.