Genotyping of Chlamydophila abortus strains by multilocus VNTR analysis.

  title={Genotyping of Chlamydophila abortus strains by multilocus VNTR analysis.},
  author={K Laroucau and Fabien Vorimore and Claire Bertin and Khalil Yousef Mohamad and Simon E. B. Thierry and Willems Hermann and Cyril Maingourd and Christine Pourcel and David Longbottom and Simone Magnino and Konrad Sachse and Evangelia Vretou and Annie Rodolakis},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  volume={137 3-4},
Chlamydophila (C.) abortus is the causative agent of ovine enzootic abortion with zoonotic potential whose epidemiology has been held back because of the obligate intracellular habitat of the bacterium. In the present study, we report on a molecular typing method termed multiple loci variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) Analysis (MLVA) for exploring the diversity of C. abortus. An initial analysis performed with 34 selected genetic loci on 34 ruminant strains including the variant Greek… CONTINUE READING