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Ribosomal RNA Gene Restriction Patterns Provide Increased Sensitivity for Typing Salmonella typhi Strains


Altwegg, M; Hickman-Brenner, F W; Farmer III, J J (1989). Ribosomal RNA Gene Restriction Patterns Provide Increased Sensitivity for Typing Salmonella typhi Strains. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 160(1):145-149.

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To date, epidemiologic associations among strains of Salmonella typhi are based exclusively on phage typing, which may be of limited value if a common phage type is involved. Analysis of ribosomal RNA gene restriction patterns allows separation of most independently isolated strains of identical phage types. The sensitivity of the method is dependent on the restriction enzymes used to digest chromosomal DNA. It was highest for PstI, which separated 16 of 20 strains that belonged to 8 phage types including 3 untypable strains. Three strains differed in their phage types but had identical ribosomal RNA gene restriction patterns. Also, two pairs of strains indistinguishable by phage typing exhibited identical patterns; however, two of these strains were expected to be identical because they were isolated from two patients who were likely exposed to the same source. Ribosomal RNA gene restriction patterns appear to be stable. Thus, the method may complement phage typing and aid in further differentiation of strains

Abstract

To date, epidemiologic associations among strains of Salmonella typhi are based exclusively on phage typing, which may be of limited value if a common phage type is involved. Analysis of ribosomal RNA gene restriction patterns allows separation of most independently isolated strains of identical phage types. The sensitivity of the method is dependent on the restriction enzymes used to digest chromosomal DNA. It was highest for PstI, which separated 16 of 20 strains that belonged to 8 phage types including 3 untypable strains. Three strains differed in their phage types but had identical ribosomal RNA gene restriction patterns. Also, two pairs of strains indistinguishable by phage typing exhibited identical patterns; however, two of these strains were expected to be identical because they were isolated from two patients who were likely exposed to the same source. Ribosomal RNA gene restriction patterns appear to be stable. Thus, the method may complement phage typing and aid in further differentiation of strains

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Immunology and Allergy
Health Sciences > Infectious Diseases
Language:English
Date:1 July 1989
Deposited On:17 Oct 2018 14:40
Last Modified:15 Apr 2021 14:50
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0022-1899
OA Status:Green
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/160.1.145

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