Identification of a high-virulence clone of type III Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus) causing invasive neonatal disease.

@article{Musser1989IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a high-virulence clone of type III Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus) causing invasive neonatal disease.},
  author={James M. Musser and Stephen J. Mattingly and Roland Quentin and Alain Goudeau and Robert K. Selander},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1989},
  volume={86 12},
  pages={
          4731-5
        }
}
Chromosomal genotypes of 128 isolates of six serotypes (Ia, Ib, Ic, II, Ic/II, and III) of Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus) recovered predominantly from human infants in the United States were characterized by an analysis of electrophoretically demonstrable allelic profiles at 11 metabolic enzyme loci. Nineteen distinctive electrophoretic types (ETs), representing multilocus clonal genotypes, were identified. Mean genetic diversity per locus among ETs of isolates of the same… Expand
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