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Volume 7, Number 3—June 2001

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Filamentous Phage Associated with Recent Pandemic Strains of Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Tetsuya IidaComments to Author , Akiko Hattori, Kenichi Tagomori, Hatsumi Nasu, Rochman Naim, and Takeshi Honda
Author affiliations: Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan

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Distribution of ORF8 in clinical isolates of Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Serovar ORF8a PFGE genotypeb No. of strains
O3:K6 + A 34
- A 1
O4:K68 + A 11
- - 0
O1:KUT + A 8
- A 1
- B 8
Others + - 0
- B 33




Total 96

aPossession of ORF8: (+) denotes presence of ORF8; (-) denotes absence of ORF8.
bPulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) pattern of the genomic DNA of strains; A, genotype closely related to recent O3:K6 strains (7); B, genotype distinct from that of recent O3:K6 strains.

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