Comparison of Salmonella enterica serovar Abortusequi isolates of equine origin by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and fluorescent amplified-fragment length polymorphism fingerprinting.

@article{Akiba2003ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of Salmonella enterica serovar Abortusequi isolates of equine origin by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and fluorescent amplified-fragment length polymorphism fingerprinting.},
  author={Masato Akiba and Ikuo Uchida and Kei Nishimori and Kiyoshi Tanaka and Toru Anzai and Yasushi Kuwamoto and Ryuichi Wada and Tatsuo Ohya and Hiroya Ito},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={379-88}
}
Equine paratyphoid is caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Abortusequi, and manifests mainly as abortion in the mare. We compared S. Abortusequi strains isolated in Japan and other countries using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and fluorescent amplified-fragment length polymorphism (FAFLP) analysis. PFGE analysis of S. Abortusequi strains gave 21-27 fragments ranging in size from 33 to 602kb. Although two PFGE profiles were observed among the 20 S. Abortusequi isolates in Japan, the… CONTINUE READING