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Volume 17, Number 11—November 2011


Group A Streptococcus emm Gene Types in Pharyngeal Isolates, Ontario, Canada, 2002–2010

Patrick R. Shea, Amy L. Ewbank, Javier H. Gonzalez-Lugo, Alexandro J. Martagon-Rosado, Juan C. Martinez-Gutierrez, Hina A. Rehman, Monica Serrano-Gonzalez, Nahuel Fittipaldi, Stephen B. Beres, Anthony R. Flores, Donald E. Low, Barbara M. Willey, and James M. MusserComments to Author 
Author affiliations: The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, Texas, USA (P.R. Shea, A.L. Ewbank, J.H. Gonzalez-Lugo, A.J. Martagon-Rosado, J.C. Martinez-Gutierrez, H.A. Rehman, M. Serrano-Gonzalez, N. Fittipaldi, S.B. Beres, A.R. Flores, J.M. Musser); Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston (A.R. Flores); Baylor College of Medicine, Houston (A.R. Flores); Mount Sinai Hospital/University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.E. Low, B.M. Willey); Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, Toronto (D.E. Low); University of Toronto, Toronto (D.E. Low)

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Table 1

Newly identified emm allelic variants from group A Streptococcus pharyngeal isolates, Ontario, Canada, 2002–2010

emm type Allele designation
emm1 emm1.56, emm1.57, emm1.58, emm1.59
emm3 emm3.63, emm3.64, emm3.65
emm5 emm5.83, emm5.84, emm5.87
emm6 emm6.76, emm6.77, emm6.78, emm6.79
emm8 emm8.2
emm11 emm11.10, emm11.11
emm12 emm12.54, emm12.55
st106M st106M.5

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