Serotype III Streptococcus agalactiae from Bovine Milk and Human Neonatal Infections1
John F. Bohnsack* , April A. Whiting*, Gabriela Martinez†, Nicola Jones‡, Elisabeth E. Adderson§, Shauna Detrick*, Anne J. Blaschke-Bonkowsky*, Naiel Bisharat‡, and Marcelo Gottschalk†
Author affiliations: *University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; †Faculté de Médicine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada; ‡John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom; §St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Figure. Simplified dendrograms illustrating the genetic relationship between human and bovine group B streptococcus. A) Dendrogram of Quebec sample derived by randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis; adapted from (7). All RAPD groups contain bovine serotype III GBS, but those marked by an asterisk also contain human isolates (see Table 2). B) Dendrogram of human restriction digest pattern types (RDP) of serotype III GBS derived by analysis of RDP of genomic DNA created by digestion with restriction enzyme Sse83871; adapted from (11).
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