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 2. Dendrogram showing the genetic relatedness of 85 electrophoretic types (ETs) of Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolates collected in different countries around the world. Arrows indicate the different ETs identified among the 47 C. diphtheriae isolates. The ET8 complex is marked with thicker lines.
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