TABLE 3.

Linkage between MLSTs and prn alleles in the period from 1990 to 1999a

MLSTCountry% prn alleles (no. of isolates analyzed)No. of isolates
prn1prn2prn3prn4prn5
MLST-2The Netherlands100 (3)3
Japan89 (8)11 (1)9
Total92 (11)8 (1)12
MLST-3The Netherlands35 (7)61 (13)4 (1)21
Finland4 (1)84 (20)8 (2)4 (1)24
Italy25 (1)75 (3)4
Total16 (8)67 (33)8 (4)2 (1)6 (3)49
MLST-4The Netherlands100 (27)27
Finland100 (3)3
Italy100 (6)6
Total100 (36)36
MLST-5The Netherlands3 (1)93 (30)5 (2)33
United States100 (6)6
Total3 (1)92 (36)5 (2)39
  • a Linkage was determined for MLSTs which were identified ≥3 times in a country. The association between MLST and prn alleles was nonrandom (χ2 test, P < 0.0001). Numbers of isolates analyzed are indicated in parentheses.