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Molecular characterization of Streptococcus equi subspecies equi isolated from an Ethiopian camel by ribotyping and PCR-ribotyping

Sechi L.A., Roger F., Diallo A., Yigezu L.M., Zanetti S., Fadda G.. 1999. Microbiologica, 22 (4) : p. 383-387.

The aim of this study was to characterize a S. equi subspecies equi strain isolated from an Ethiopian camel by different molecular techniques (Ribotyping and PCR-Ribotyping). We compared the results obtained with those generated from two strains of the Pasteur Collection. The ribotyping showed the highest power of differentiation, distinguishing between the strains analyzed, whereas PCR-Ribotyping was able only to differentiate the camel isolate but not the strains from the Pasteur Collection. The application of this technique will be very useful to establish a clonal relationship among equine and camelids strains and help the prevention and cure of the equine and camel pathology.

Mots-clés : streptococcus equi; dromadaire; pcr; différenciation cellulaire

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