Table 2.

Molecular characteristics of 22 MDR S. pneumoniae isolates from Korea

Strain no.PFGE patternRibotypeFingerprint profile of:pbp 2b sequence
pbp 1apbp 2xpbp 2bNucleotide variation (%)Amino acid variation (%)
Sp 23FaANDbIII5.42.5
1A3IIINDND
2A1IIINDND
3A1III5.43.0
4A1IIINDND
5A1IIINDND
6A4IIINDND
7A1IIINDND
8A1III5.43.0
9A1III5.63.0
10A1acIII5.43.0
11A1IIINDND
12A6IIIIINDND
13A1aIIINDND
14A1aIIINDND
15A1aIII5.63.0
16B7IIIIII5.43.0
17A1bIIIIINDND
18A1IIIII5.63.4
19B4IVIVIII6.83.4
20C5IVIVIV7.84.3
21D5aVIIVNDND
22A2IIINDND
  • a Sp23 F, Spanish 23F clone.

  • b ND, not done.

  • c 1a indicates the subtype of the ribopattern which differed by only one band from original ribotype 1.