Differentiation of B15 strains of Neisseria meningitidis by DNA restriction endonuclease fingerprinting.

The restriction endonuclease fingerprinting technique was applied to meningococcal DNA in an attempt to identify individual strains of Neisseria meningitidis B15 (serogroup B, serotype 15), which causes approximately 90% of cases of meningococcal disease in northern Norway. Thirty representative strains (10 each from asymptomatic pharyngeal carriers… CONTINUE READING