Multilocus sequence typing identifies epidemic clones of Flavobacterium psychrophilum in Nordic countries

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From: Applied and Environmental Microbiology(Vol. 80, Issue 9)
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Document Type: Report
Length: 87 words

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The article describes the investigation of the genetic diversity of Flavobacterium psychrophilum in the four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden by multilocus sequence typing of 560 isolates collected from various sources. The multilocus sequence typing revealed 81 different sequence types (STs) belonging to 12 clonal complexes (CCs) and 30 singleton STs; the largest CC was CC-ST10, which represented almost exclusively isolates from rainbow trout and included the most predominant genotype, ST2. Furthermore, five additional CCs shared between countries and five country-specific CCs were also identified.

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