Molecular Epidemiology of Serogroup A Meningitis in Moscow, 1969 to 1997
Mark Achtman* , Arie van der Ende†, Peixuan Zhu*, Irina S. Koroleva‡, Barica Kusecek*, Giovanna Morelli*, Ilse G.A. Schuurman†, Norbert Brieske*, Kerstin Zurth*, Natalya N. Kostyukova§, and Alexander E. Platonov‡
Author affiliations: *Max-Planck Institut für Molekulare Genetik, Berlin, Germany; †Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; ‡Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, Moscow, Russia; §N.F. Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow, Russia
Figure 4. . Sequence differences among opa alleles found in genocloud 2 subgroup III serogroup A meningococci from Moscow. Each vertical line represents a nucleotide different from the consensus sequence. Hatched rectangles indicate identical stretches that are inferred to represent gene conversion.
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