Prophages in Listeria monocytogenes contain single-nucleotide polymorphisms that differentiate outbreak clones within epidemic clones

Yi Chen, Stephen J. Knabel

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A fragment end ligation-mediated PCR strategy was used to analyze the AscI pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns of Listeria monocytogenes epidemic clone II (ECII), which led to the identification of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in prophage regions that differentiated the two ECII outbreak clones. SNPs in prophages that differentiated the outbreak clones of ECIII and -IV were also identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1478-1484
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2008


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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