A comparison of Listeria monocytogenes serovar 4b isolates of clinical and food origin in Japan by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.

@article{Nakama1998ACO,
  title={A comparison of Listeria monocytogenes serovar 4b isolates of clinical and food origin in Japan by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.},
  author={Akihiko Nakama and Michinori Terao and Yoshihiro Kokubo and Takatoshi Itoh and Tokuyoshi Maruyama and Choji Kaneuchi and James McLauchlin},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={
          201-6
        }
}
Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns of 102 L. monocytogenes serovar 4b isolates from patients and foods examined in Japan were compared with 16 isolates from foodborne listeriosis episodes which occurred in North America or Europe. Using a combination of PFGE patterns with the restriction enzymes SmaI, ApaI, AscI and Sse8387I, 82 clinical isolates from Japan were categorized into 45 PFGE types: the largest group of 17 isolates (20.7%) were of the same PFGE type as cultures from the… CONTINUE READING