Molecular Characterization of Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolates, Russia, 1957–1987
Vegard Skogen* , Valentina V. Cherkasova†, Nina Maksimova†, Chung K. Marston‡, Haakon Sjursen§, Michael W. Reeves‡, Ørjan Olsvik*, and Tanja Popovic‡
Author affiliations: *University of Tromsø, Norway; †G. N. Gabrichevsky Institute for Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow, Russia; ‡Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; §University of Bergen, Haukeland Hospital, Bergen, Norway;
Figure 1. Twelve BstEII ribotypes identified in 47 Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolates collected in the Russian Federation between 1957 and 1987. The figure is composed of ribotype gels exemplifying the different patterns observed in the strain collection. Lane M, molecular weight marker; lane 1, ribotype M11e; lane 2, M11f; lane 3, M13a; lane 4, M7a; lane 5, unique; lane 6, G4; lane 7, unique; lane 8, M11g; lane 9, M3; lane 10, M1b; lane 11, M6; lane 12, M13b.
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