9) Sensitive Not present 8 (6) 20 (6) Total 146 (100) 323 (100) * One isolate per multilocus variable number of tandem repeats
analysis (MLVA) and antimicrobial resistance profile is represented in the data set of 146 strains with unique types.
For multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and variable number of tandem repeat
(VNTR) determinations, each locus was PCR amplified by using standard conditions and appropriate primers from the literature (7) (see online Technical Appendix, available from www.
Multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeats analysis (MLVA), based on amplification of variable number of tandem repeat
(VNTR) areas, is a promising typing method that seems to have high discriminatory power within clonal species.
Spoligotyping and pattern of variable number of tandem repeats
identified 10 molecular groups; two found by conventional methods were subdivided.
The variable number of tandem repeats
(VNTR) typing method was employed, as previously described, to further investigate these strains (11).
outbreak isolates by molecular subtyping by multilocus variable number of tandem repeats