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Volume 10, Number 8—August 2004

Research

Serotype III Streptococcus agalactiae from Bovine Milk and Human Neonatal Infections1

John F. Bohnsack*Comments to Author , 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

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Table 2

Distribution of infB alleles in serotype III GBS from different RAPD groupsa




infB allele
RAPD groupb Species of origin Isolates studied A B C D H
II
Bovine
31
1
0
0
0
30
III
Bovine
4
3
0
0
1
0
IV-A
Bovine
19
19
0
0
0
0
Human
1
1
0
0
0
0
   IV-B
Bovine
2
0
0
0
0
2
IV-C
Bovine
4
2
0
2
0
0
Human
7
5
0
2
0
0
Ungrouped
Bovine
2
0
0
0
0
2
Total 70 31 0 4 1 34

aGBS, group B streptococcus.
bRAPD group identified by randomly amplified polymorphic DNA analysis.

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1Presented in part at the XVth Lancefield International Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases, October 6–11, 2002, Goa, India.

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