TABLE 3.

MLVA results and cluster information for toxin A-negative, toxin B-positive isolates belonging to PCR ribotype 017 isolatesa tested in this study

IsolateOriginNo. of repeats detected for the following marker:Cluster(s)b
A6CdB7CdC6CdE7CdF3CdG8CdH9Cd
Arg32Argentina271875>4002G
Arg38Argentina271775>4002G
CF2United States273175>4002G
Can3Canada292075>4002H
1110/98Poland2102375>4002I
1745/00Poland2101575>4002I
R10205United Kingdom282685>4002A, J
R10430United Kingdom282685>4002A, J
Can1Canada282285>4002J
CF4United States283085>4002J
FReference strain2132285>4002K
CD16Amsterdam2103085>4002B, L
CD17Amsterdam2103085>4002B, L
123825RLeiden2103285>4002L
GAI95601Japan2104385>4002L
GAI95602Japan2104085>4002L
Arg77Argentina272085>4002C, M
Arg134Argentina272085>4002C, M
Arg152Argentina271985>4002D, M
Arg37Argentina271985>4002D, M
Arg127Argentina271985>4002D, M
Arg31Argentina271885>4002E, M
Arg126Argentina271885>4002E, M
Arg28Argentina272185>4002F, M
Arg36Argentina272185>4002F, M
Arg143Argentina272285>4002M
60 (fr)France272885>4002M
99-3050France272485>4002M
VIIIReference strain292185>4002N
  • a n = 29.

  • b Clusters at 100% similarity: A to F. Clusters at 86% similarity: G to N.