Table 1.

Yersinia strains and VNTR marker classification

Strain(s)aGeographical originbBiovarcVNTR alleledAmplicon size (bp)No. of CAAA repeats
AngolaAngolaAC2263
AntiquaDROCAL26212
Harbin 35ManchuriaAH2468
Pestoides F and GFSUAD2304
Kim10 and variantKurdistanMK25811
Nicholisk 41ManchuriaMH2468
Pestoides A, B, C, D, Aa, and BbFSUMI2509
Pestoides JFSU?M26613
195/P and Indian isolateIndiaOK25811
Yp-111 and EV76-Lot 4MadagascarOK25811
Java 9IndonesiaOH2468
La Paz and replicateBoliviaOI2509
Russian vaccine?OK25811
StavropolFSUOK25811
684USOG2427
538, 752, Alexander, Dobson, and ShastaUSOH2468
242 and A12USOI2509
CO92e, 564, 1171, South Park, and YrekaUSOJ25410
Y. pseudotuberculosis strain PB1/+USB2222
Y. enterocolitica strain WAUSNAf
  • a All strains are from the USAMRIID collection.

  • b DROC, Democratic Republic of the Congo; FSU, Former Soviet Union; US, United States.

  • c M, mediaevalis; O, orientalis; A, antiqua.

  • d Allele designations are based on the number of repeats: A, 1; B, 2; and so forth.

  • e Fourteen replicates of CO92 were analyzed, with identical results.

  • f NA, no amplification.