Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1997

Journal or Book Title

International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Volume

47

Issue

3

First Page

678

Last Page

683

DOI

10.1099/00207713-47-3-678

Abstract

A total of 113 Bordetella bronchiseptica strains, isolated from 11 different host species worldwide, were characterized by ribotyping with restriction enzyme PvuII. Sixteen distinct ribotypes were identified, and each ribotype contained five to seven restriction fragments ranging in size from 1.8 to 5.6 kb. Approximately 88% of the swine isoaltes were identified as ribotype 3 strains. Isolates from dogs also displayed little variation; 74.1% were found to be ribotype 4 strains. Strains obtained from the remaining nine host species belonged to 15 different ribotypes. There was no association between geographic location and ribotype. The technique which we used may be useful for epidemiologic studies in which the transmission of B. bronchiseptica, both within and between species, is investigated.

Comments

This article is from International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 47, no. 3 (July 1997): 678–683, doi:10.1099/00207713-47-3-678.

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Language

en

File Format

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