Phylogenies of Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica. (A) CanSNP phylogeny of Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica subclades identified by Vogler et al. and Svensson et al. [15, 16] (See additional file 1 for an update of these SNP positions based on the latest SCHU S4 genome NC_006570). Subclades within the B.Br.013 group are depicted in red. The Georgian isolate was placed in the basal node B.Br.013/020/023 (black arrow). (B) Maximum parsimony SNP phylogeny of four F. tularensis whole genome sequences from the B.Br.013 group. The Georgian strain is highlighted in gray and is basal to the other three genomes. Newly identified branches (B.Br.027 and B.Br.026) are colored red and showed two major divisions within the B.Br.013 group. This phylogeny was rooted using OSU18 (not depicted). Bootstrap values are based on 1000 replicates in PAUP using a heuristic search.