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Establishment of a Universal Size Standard Strain for Use with the PulseNet Standardized Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis Protocols: Converting the National Databases to the New Size Standard
ABSTRACT The PulseNet National Database, established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1996, consists of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns obtained from isolates ofExpand
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Comparison of AFLP and rep-PCR genomic fingerprinting with DNA-DNA homology studies: Xanthomonas as a model system.
The genus Xanthomonas contains a large number of strains, which have been characterized by a variety of phenotypic and genotypic classification methods. The Xanthomonas collection constitutes one ofExpand
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Tsoft: graphical and interactive software for the analysis of time series and Earth tides
We present Tsoft, a graphical interactive analysis software package originally dedicated to the analysis and processing of gravity time series. Expand
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Multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis of Dutch Bordetella pertussis strains reveals rapid genetic changes with clonal expansion during the late 1990s.
Bordetella pertussis, the causative agent of whooping cough, has remained endemic in The Netherlands despite extensive nationwide vaccination since 1953. In the 1990s, several epidemic periods haveExpand
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Indels, structural variation, and recombination drive genomic diversity in Plasmodium falciparum.
The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum has a great capacity for evolutionary adaptation to evade host immunity and develop drug resistance. Current understanding of parasite evolution is impededExpand
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Bacterial species identification from MALDI-TOF mass spectra through data analysis and machine learning.
At present, there is much variability between MALDI-TOF MS methodology for the characterization of bacteria through differences in e.g., sample preparation methods, matrix solutions, organicExpand
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Increase in Genetic Diversity of Haemophilus influenzae Serotype b (Hib) Strains after Introduction of Hib Vaccination in The Netherlands
ABSTRACT Recently, there has been an increase in The Netherlands in the number of cases of invasive disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae serotype b (Hib). To study a possible change in the HibExpand
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Genesis of BRO β‐lactamase‐producing Moraxella catarrhalis: evidence for transformation‐mediated horizontal transfer
The dramatic rise in BRO‐producing M. catarrhalis strains observed in the last decades is without precedence. The aim of this study was to elucidate the events that led to the emergence of BRO‐1 andExpand
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Accurate transfer function determination for superconducting gravimeters
The transfer function for the cryogenic gravimeter GWR-C021 operating at Membach (Belgium) has been experimentally determined by injecting known voltages into the control electronics of the system.Expand
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Multilaboratory validation study of standardized multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis protocol for shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157: a novel approach to normalize fragment
The PulseNet USA subtyping network recently established a standardized protocol for multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) to characterize Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coliExpand
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