Stability of multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeats in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium

K. L. Hopkins*, C. Maguire, E. Best, E. Liebana, E. J. Threlfall

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Abstract

Variable-number tandem repeats (VNTRs) may evolve so rapidly that multiple profiles emerge during an outbreak. A total of 190 isolates from eight Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium outbreaks and 15 isolates from seven patients were analyzed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and VNTR typing. Small changes in loci were noted; otherwise, the VNTR profiles were stable during the course of the outbreaks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3058-3061
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume45
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2007

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