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Volume 6, Number 2—April 2000

Research

Vibrio cholerae O139 in Calcutta, 1992-1998: Incidence, Antibiograms, and Genotypes

Arnab Basu*, Pallavi Garg*, Simanti Datta*, Soumen Chakraborty*, Tanuja Bhattacharya*, Asis Khan*, T. Ramamurthy*, S.K. Bhattacharya*, Shinji Yamasaki†, Yoshifumi Takeda‡, and G. Balakrish Nair*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Calcutta, India; †International Medical Center of Japan, Tokyo, Japan; and ‡National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

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A. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profiles of the V. cholerae O139 strains. The numbers at the top indicate the strain numbers. Lanes 1, MWM (bacteriophage ladder); 2, 569B (O1 classical Inaba); 3, 2164-88 (O1 El Tor Ogawa); 4, CO870 (O1 El Tor Ogawa); 5, MO1 (progenitor of the O139 strain); 6, MO45 (O139 strain isolated during 1992-93); 7, AM231 (O139 strain isolated during 1996-97); 8, AM233 (O139 strain isolated during 1996-97); 9, AS258 (O139 strain isolated during 1996-97); 10, MWM (bacte

Figure 4. A. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profiles of the V. cholerae O139 strains. The numbers at the top indicate the strain numbers. Lanes 1, MWM (bacteriophage ladder); 2, 569B (O1 classical Inaba); 3, 2164-88 (O1 El Tor Ogawa); 4, CO870 (O1 El Tor Ogawa); 5, MO1 (progenitor of the O139 strain); 6, MO45 (O139 strain isolated during 1992-93); 7, AM231 (O139 strain isolated during 1996-97); 8, AM233 (O139 strain isolated during 1996-97); 9, AS258 (O139 strain isolated during 1996-97); 10, MWM (bacteriophage ladder). 
B. Southern blot of the same gel with O139-specific probe. The numbers at the top indicate the strain numbers. Lanes 1, MWM (bacteriophage ladder); 2, 569B (O1 classical Inaba); 3, 2164-88 (O1 El Tor Ogawa); 4, CO870 (O1 El Tor Ogawa); 5, MO1 (progenitor of the O139 strain); 6, MO45 (O139 strain isolated during 1992-93); 7, AM231 (O139 strain isolated during 1996-97); 8, AM233 (O139 strain isolated during 1996-97); 9, AS258 (O139 strain isolated during 1996-97); 10, MWM (bacteriophage ladder).

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