No evidence for contamination of Borrelia blood cultures: a review of facts

Published Date
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
J Clin Microbiol. 2014 May;52(5):1803
MacDonald AB

This is a Letter to the Editor, therefore there is no abstract.  First paragraph follows.

Fact checking of the recent report of Johnson et al. of the CDC (1) discloses errors of fact and misrepresentations in their critique of the work of Sapi et al. (2). The CDC authors have produced three 603-base nucleotide haplotypes (partial sequences for PyrG open reading frame gene equivalents) and deposited these in GenBank under the accession numbers KF170280.1 (allegedly derived from Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato strain B023), KF170281.1 (allegedly derived from B. burgdorferi sensu stricto strain 297), and KF170282.1 (allegedly derived from B. burgdorferi sensu lato strain Fuji P1).