Multilocus sequence typing analysis of Shigella flexneri isolates collected in Asian countries

Young Choi Seon, Yoon Seong Jeon, Hee Lee Je, Boram Choi, Hwa Moon Sun, Lorenz Von Seidlein, John D. Clemens, Gordon Dougan, John Wain, Jun Yu, Chul Lee Je, Yong Seol Sung, Kwon Lee Bok, Jae Hoon Song, Manki Song, Cecil Czerkinsky, Jongsik Chun, Wook Kim Dong

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The multilocus sequence typing scheme used previously for phylogenetic analysis of Escherichia coli was applied to 107 clinical isolates of Shigella flexneri. DNA sequencing of 3423 bp throughout seven housekeeping genes identified eight new allele types and ten new sequence types among the isolates. S. flexneri serotypes 1-5, X and Y were clustered together in a group containing many allelic variants while serotype 6 formed a distinct group, as previously established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1460-1466
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Medical Microbiology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

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