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Volume 8, Number 5—May 2002

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Molecular Characterization of Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolates, Russia, 1957–1987

Vegard Skogen*Comments to Author , 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;

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Designations and characteristics of 47 Corynebacterium diphtheriae strains collected in Russia, 1957–1987

Ribotype Geographic area of isolation No. isolates Year of isolation Biotypea ETb
G4 Anapa 1 1984 G 286
Moscow 2 1985, 1987 G 291, 8
Smolensk 1 1985 G 8
Sverdlovsk 2 1987 G 8
M1b Anapa 1 1984 M 287
M3 Krasnoyarsk 2 1979 M 290, ND
Ivanov 1 1976 M ND
M6 Moscow 1 1981 G ND
M7a Moscow 2 1972, 1973 G ND
M11e Moscow 13
1 1964-1977
1964 G
G ND
283
Vladivostok 2
1 1957
1957 G
G 280, 281
ND
Buryatiya 1 1976 G 285
Groznyi 1 1985 G ND
Vladimir 1 1977 G ND
Tatarstan 1 1977 G ND
Omsk 1 1976 G ND
M11f Vladivostok 1 1957 G ND
Omsk 2 1977 Ge ND
M11g Kirov 1 1978 G ND
M13a Vladivostok 1 1957 Ge 282
Vladimir 1 1976 G 284
Krasnoyarsk 1 1979 G 289
M13b Moscow 1 1981 Id ND
Newc Vladivostok 1 1981 M ND
Moscow 1
1 1977
1977 M
Ge ND
288
Krasnoyarsk 1 1979 M ND

a G, biotype gravis; M, biotype mitis; I, biotype intermedius.
b ET, electrophoretic type.
c New ribotype, pattern has not been previously observed.
dND, not done.
eNontoxigeic by the Elek test and polymerase chain reaction

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