Nine Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato isolated in Korea were subjected to genomic hybridization using 16S rRNA gene probe and specific restriction patterns (HindIII and EcoRV) led these nine Borrelia into five subtypes. The evolutionary relationships of the five isolates corresponding to five RFLP groups were measured through the sequence determination of 16S rRNA gene and phylogenetic analysis. The isolates 935T (group I), 934U and 17Y (Group IIa, IIb) were well clustered with B. garinii and B. afzelii. 5MT and 9MT strains (Group IIIa and Group IIIb) formed a common branch shared with B. afzelii cluster although the evolutionary distance was rather long. So, most of B. burgdorferi sensu lato in Korea was B. afzelii or B. afzelii-related group and some minor group such as B. garinii also existed.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Microbiology and Immunology|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
- 16S rRNA
- Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato
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