Characterisation of Yersinia pestis isolates from natural foci of plague in the Republic of Georgia, and their relationship to Y. pestis isolates from other countries.

@article{Revazishvili2008CharacterisationOY,
  title={Characterisation of Yersinia pestis isolates from natural foci of plague in the Republic of Georgia, and their relationship to Y. pestis isolates from other countries.},
  author={Tamara Revazishvili and Chythanya Rajanna and Lela Bakanidze and Nikoloz Tsertsvadze and Paata Imnadze and K O'connell and Arnold S. Kreger and Oscar Colin Stine and J. G. Morris and Alexander Sulakvelidze},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={429-36}
}
Forty Yersinia pestis isolates from endemic foci of plague in the Republic of Georgia, and six Y. pestis isolates from neighbouring former Soviet Union countries, were analysed for their biochemical and phenotypic properties, and their genetic relatedness was compared with Y. pestis strains KIM and CO92 by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). In… CONTINUE READING