Revista argentina de microbiología
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LEOTTA, G. A. et al. Evaluation of two techniques of molecular subtyping to study Pasteurella multocida. Rev. argent. microbiol. [online]. 2006, vol.38, n.4, pp. 190-196. ISSN 1851-7617.
Typeability, reproducibility, and discriminatory power of ERIC-PCR and ApaI-PFGE to establish the genetic relation of P. multocida strains were determined. Forty-nine strains of different source, biotype, capsular group, somatic serotype, and resistance to antimicrobials were studied. By ERIC-PCR, 31 patterns were defined with 10 to 14 bands in a rank of 0.2 and 1.2 kb. By ApaI-PFGE, 37 restriction patterns were established with 7 to 15 bands of 34 to 450 kb. Typeability was 100% (T=1) for ERIC-PCR, and 94% (T=0.94) for ApaI-PFGE. Reproducibility of both techniques was 100% (R=1). Discriminatory power was 93% (D=0.93) for ERIC-PCR, and 98% (D=0.98) for ApaI-PFGE. By using both techniques, epidemiologically related strains were grouped, and unrelated strains were clearly differentiated. The value of ERIC-PCR and ApaI-PFGE as complements to epidemiologic studies was demonstrated, especially when both techniques were used to analyze the strains.
Palabras clave : Pasteurella multocida; subtypification; PFGE; ERIC-PCR.