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Volume 7, Number 1—February 2001

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Rapid Identification of Corynebacterium diphtheriae Clonal Group Associated with Diphtheria Epidemic, Russian Federation

Svetlana Kombarova*, Chung Kim†, Viatcheslav Melnikov*, Michael Reeves†, Olja Borisova*, Izabella Mazurova*, and Tanja Popovic*†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Gabrichevsky Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow, Russia; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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A) RAPD patterns of Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolated from 1995 to 1997. Lane 1, 1740 (strain #), gravis, G1/4 RAPD type strain. Lane 2, B327, gravis, G1/4 (RAPD type), 1997 (year of isolation). Lane 3, B400, mitis, G1/4, 1995. Lane 4, 490, gravis, G1/4 ribotyping type strain. Lane 5, B375, gravis, G1/4, 1995. Lane 6, B294, mitis, G1/4, 1996. Lane 7, B325, gravis, G4v, 1997. Lane 8, 860, mitis, M1/M1v RAPD type strain. Lane 9, B389, mitis, M1/M1v, 1995. Lane 10, B324, mitis, M1/M1v, 1997. Lan

Figure. A) RAPD patterns of Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolated from 1995 to 1997. Lane 1, 1740 (strain #), gravis, G1/4 RAPD type strain. Lane 2, B327, gravis, G1/4 (RAPD type), 1997 (year of isolation). Lane 3, B400, mitis, G1/4, 1995. Lane 4, 490, gravis, G1/4 ribotyping type strain. Lane 5, B375, gravis, G1/4, 1995. Lane 6, B294, mitis, G1/4, 1996. Lane 7, B325, gravis, G4v, 1997. Lane 8, 860, mitis, M1/M1v RAPD type strain. Lane 9, B389, mitis, M1/M1v, 1995. Lane 10, B324, mitis, M1/M1v, 1997. Lane 11, B306, mitis, new RAPD pattern, 1997. B) Ribotyping patterns of C. diphtheriae isolated from 1995-1997. Lane 1, G4174 (strain #), gravis, G1 ribotyping type strain. Lane 2, B327, gravis, G1 (ribotype) 1997 (year of isolation). Lane 3, B400, mitis, G1, 1995. Lane 4, G4183, gravis, G4 ribotyping type strain. Lane 5, B375, gravis, G4, 1995. Lane 6, B294, mitis, G4, 1996. Lane 7, B325, gravis, G4v, 1997. Lane 8, G4212, mitis, M1 ribotyping type strain. Lane 9, B389, mitis, M1, 1995. Lane 10, B324, mitis, M1v, 1997. Lane 11, B306, mitis, new ribotype, 1997.

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