Table 2.

Oligonucleotides used in this study

OligonucleotideSequenceGene amplified (serogroup)Amplicon length (bp)
98-65′-gctggcgccgctggcaacaaaattc-3′ crgA 230
98-105′-cttctgcagattgcggcgtgccgt-3′
98-285′-cgcaataggtgtatatattcttcc-3′ orf-2 (A)400
98-295′-cgtaatagtttcgtatgccttctt-3′
98-195′-ggatcatttcagtgttttccacca-3′ siaD (B)450
98-205′-gcatgctggaggaataagcattaa-3′
98-175′-tcaaatgagtttgcgaatagaaggt-3′ siaD (C)250
98-185′-caatcacgatttgcccaattgac-3′
98-325′-cagaaagtgagggatttccata-3′ siaD (W135)120
98-335′-cacaaccattttcattatagttactgt-3′
98-345′-ctcaaagcgaaggctttggtta-3′ siaD (Y)120
98-355′-ctgaagcgttttcattataattgctaa-3′