Volume 7, Number 6—December 2001
Rapid Identification of Bordetella pertussis Pertactin Gene Variants Using LightCycler Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Combined with Melting Curve Analysis and Gel Electrophoresis
|Pertactin allele typea (determined by sequencing)||No. of isolates||Mean||SD||Area||SD|
aOf the strains representing prn1-4, 41 were Finnish clinical isolates, and 2 were Finnish vaccine strains.
bAll P values were <0.0001 when prn1 was compared to prn2, prn3, or prn4.