Epidemiologic Study of Vibrio vulnificus Infections by Using Variable Number Tandem Repeats
Yoav Y. Broza, Yael Danin-Poleg, Larisa Lerner, Lea Valinsky, Meir Broza, and Yechezkel Kashi
Author affiliations: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel (Y.Y. Broza, Y. Danin-Poleg, Y. Kashi); Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel (L. Lerner, L. Valinsky); University of Haifa, Oranim, Tivon, Israel (M. Broza)
Figure 2. Genetic relationships showing the epidemiologic connection among 12 clinical and environmental Vibrio vulnificus biotype 3 isolates based on pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) analysis compared to analysis at 12 single-sequence repeat (SSR) loci. PFGE profiles were compared by using the Dice coefficient followed by unweighted pair group method with arithmetic mean clustering (tolerance, 1.0%). Scale bars represent pattern similarity (% for PFGE and genetic distance for SSR).
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