A total of 51 Vibrio mimicus clinical strains from different geographic locations were examined by arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction (AP- PCR). The primer VMH-3 divided them into 28 groups, although 18 groups consisted of a single strain at present. All groups had a common 1.0-kb amplification fragment. Most of the groups consisted of strains from same region, although two exceptional groups showed a few amplification fragments including strains from different regions. AP-PCR groups were not consistently associated with serogroups. AP-PCR is thought to be a valuable and easy method for the epidemiological study of V. mimicus.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||MICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2000|
- Arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction
- Vibrio mimicus
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