MISC

2016年12月1日

Genetic subtyping of listeria monocytogenes via multiple-locus sequence typing using iap, sigB and actA

Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
  • Yuko Yoshikawa
  • ,
  • Yoshitsugu Ochiai
  • ,
  • Mariko Mochizuki
  • ,
  • Osamu Fujita
  • ,
  • Takashi Takano
  • ,
  • Ryo Hondo
  • ,
  • Fukiko Ueda

78
開始ページ
1831
終了ページ
1839
DOI
10.1292/jvms.16-0367

© 2016 The Japanese Society of Veterinary Science. Pulse field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) is widely used for listeriosis surveillance. Although this technique is effective for epidemiology, the data among laboratories are inconsistent. We previously reported a method for Listeria monocytogenes subtyping combined with sequence analysis of partial iap and whole genome restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) using XbaI, ClaI (BanIII) and PstI. However, distinguishing subtypes was challenging, because the output comprised complicated fragment patterns. In this study, we aimed to establish a simple genotyping method that does not depend on visual observation, rather it focuses on multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) using three genes, iap, sigB and actA. Sixty-eight strains of L. monocytogenes including EGD-e as a reference strain were investigated to ensure consistency with previous data on the genetic characterization. All strains were grouped into 29 types by both analyses. Although there are some differences in classification, major clades included the same strains. Simpson’s indices of diversity (SID) by MLST and iap-RFLP-based typing were 0.967 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.955/0.978) and 0.967 (95% CI: 0.955/0.979), respectively. The discriminatory power of both methods can be considered almost identical. Compared with the results of 38 selected strains, the strains within the MLST clusters in this study coincided with those obtained using PFGE. Thus, the MLST strategy could help differentiate among L. monocytogenes isolates during epidemiological studies.

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1292/jvms.16-0367
PubMed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27725353
Scopus
https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85009209192&origin=inward
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