Highly diverse variable number tandem repeat loci in the E. coli O157:H7 and O55:H7 genomes for high-resolution molecular typing.

@article{Keys2005HighlyDV,
  title={Highly diverse variable number tandem repeat loci in the E. coli O157:H7 and O55:H7 genomes for high-resolution molecular typing.},
  author={Christine Keys and Sherri Kemper and Paul S Keim},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={98 4},
  pages={928-40}
}
AIM Evaluation of the Escherichia coli genome for variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) loci in order to provide a subtyping tool with greater discrimination and more efficient capacity. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-nine putative VNTR loci were identified from the E. coli genomic sequence. Their variability was validated by characterizing the number of repeats at each locus in a set of 56 E. coli O157:H7/HN and O55:H7 isolates. An optimized multiplex assay system was developed to facility high… CONTINUE READING