Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 9041426
J. Clin. Microbiol. 1997 Mar;35(3):745-50
The genetic relationships between 88 meningococcal strains were analyzed by using the polymorphism of the pilA gene and the multilocus enzyme electrophoresis. While a good agreement was observed, correlation with antigenic formula (serogroup, serotype, and serosubtype) was incomplete. The inadequacy of serological classification alone in outbreak surveillance may be overcome by DNA-based approaches.