TABLE 1.

Characteristics of 36 Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolates used in the multicenter study of a rapid standardized pulsed-field gel electrophoresis protocola

IsolateYr of isolationCountry of isolationSerotypebPresence of the following genec:PFGE profiled
OKtltdhtrhtoxRS/new sequenceorf8SfiINotI
VPS011998Bangladesh36++++11
VPS022000Bangladesh36++++22
VPS031998Bangladesh468++++33
VPS041998Bangladesh468++++33
VPS051998Bangladesh1UT++++44
VPS062000Bangladesh1UT++++45
VPS072004Hong Kong36++++56
VPS082005Hong Kong36+++67
VPS092004Hong Kong48++78
VPS102005Hong Kong48++89
VPS112004Hong Kong329++910
VPS122005Hong Kong329++1011
VPS132002India468++++1112
VPS142001India36++++1213
VPS152002India1UT++++134
VPS162004India1UT++++1414
VPS172002India125++++1215
VPS182004India125+++1516
VPS192004Japan1UT++++34
VPS202004Japan1UT+++1617
VPS211981Japan36++1718
VPS221981Japan36++1819
VPS231994Japan412+++1920
VPS241996Japan412++2021
VPS252004Thailand138+2122
VPS262005Thailand138++2223
VPS272005Thailand228+2324
VPS282005Thailand228+2425
VPS292005Thailand354+2526
VPS302005Thailand354+2627
VPS311997USA412+++2728
VPS321998USA36++++2829
VPS332001USA36++++22
VPS342001USA412+++2930
VPS352003USA618+3031
VPS362004USA618+++3132
  • a The seven isolates chosen for the phase II study are shown in boldface type.

  • b UT, untypeable.

  • c +, present; −, absent.

  • d PFGE profiles were assigned numbers arbitrarily.