f Differentiation of Coxiella burnetii isolates by analysis of restriction-endonuclease-digested DNA separated by SDS-PAGE
- Authors: Laura R. Hendrix, James E. Samuel†, Louis P. Mallavia
- Microbiology, February 1991 137: 269-276, doi: 10.1099/00221287-137-2-269
- Subject: Pathogenicity And Medical Microbiology
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SUMMARY: Thirty-two isolates of Coxiella burnetii collected from various hosts ranging from arthropods to man were compared by restriction endonuclease (RE) digestion patterns of chromosomal DNA using SDS-PAGE. SDS-PAGE provided better DNA fragment separation than agarose gel electrophoresis and enabled the differentiation of these isolates into six distinct groups on the basis of DNA restriction fingerprints. Two groups of chronic disease isolates could be distinguished, each having unique RE digestion patterns of chromosomal DNA. Three similar but distinct RE digestion patterns were seen among the group of acute disease isolates. Three additional isolates included in this study exhibited a unique RE digestion pattern and also had a unique plasmid type, designated QpDG. DNA-DNA hybridization on selected isolates quantified the relatedness between several groups and supported the classification of these groups as distinct strains.
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© Society for General Microbiology 1991 | Published by the Microbiology Society
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