The aim of the present study was to examine the genomic relationship among 112 Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae serotype 2 strains obtained throughout Europe and North America. HindIII ribotyping of the strains resulted in five ribotypes of high similarity (87-98%). Sequence analysis of the ribosomal intergenic region of strains representing each ribotype and each country showed no differences. A common ribotype was further characterized by PFGE of 12 strains representing all countries. The resultant five PFGE patterns of European strains showed a similarity of more than 91%, to which the two PFGE patterns of the Canadian strains showed a similarity of 84-86%. In conclusion, strains of A, pleuropneumoniae serotype 2 seem to be clonally related.
|Journal||Letters in Applied Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
Fussing, V. (1998). Genomic relationships of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae serotype 2 strains evaluated by ribotyping, sequence analysis of ribosomal intergenic regions, and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 27(4), 211-215. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1472-765X.1998.t01-1-00419.x