Novel multiplex format of an extended multilocus variable-number-tandem-repeat analysis of Clostridium difficile correlates with tandemrepeat sequence typing

Mie Birgitte Frid Jensen, Jørgen Engberg, Jonas T Larsson, Katharina E. P. Olsen, Mia Torpdahl

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Abstract

Subtyping of Clostridium difficile is crucial for outbreak investigations. An extended multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (eMLVA) of 14 variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) loci was validated in multiplex format compatible with a routine typing laboratory and showed excellent concordance with tandem repeat sequence typing (TRST) and high discriminatory power.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Microbiological Methods
Volume110
Pages (from-to)98-101
Number of pages4
ISSN0167-7012
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Clostridium difficile
  • Molecular subtyping
  • Multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis
  • Tandem repeat sequence typing

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