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Epidemiol Infect. 1988 Jun;100(3):345-9.

Plasmid content and protein I serovar of non-penicillinase-producing gonococci isolated in Munich.

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Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, MRC Clinical Research Centre, Harrow, Middlesex.

Abstract

One hundred and twenty-four strains of non-penicillinase-producing gonococci isolated in Munich in 1986 were characterized in terms of their plasmid content and protein I serovar. Eighty-two per cent of the strains belonged to serogroup 1-B with over half belonging to either serovar 1B-2 or 1B-3. Half of the 22 serogroup 1A strains belonged to serovar 1A-2. Nineteen strains (15.3%) were found to lack the 2.6 Md cryptic plasmid although seven of these strains contained the 24.4 Md conjugative plasmid. Nine of the 105 strains which harboured the cryptic plasmid also contained the conjugative plasmid. The 19 strains which lacked the cryptic plasmid comprised 10 different serovars, indicating the heterogeneous nature of this group of organisms.

PMID:
3288489
PMCID:
PMC2249351
DOI:
10.1017/s0950268800067091
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