Lien vers Pubmed [PMID] – 1298028
Res. Microbiol. 1992 Oct;143(8):755-65
DNA fingerprinting of 15 reference strains and 24 clinical isolates of Chlamydia trachomatis, 2 strains of C. psittaci and one strain of C. pneumoniae was studied by use of universal 16 + 23S RNA from Escherichia coli, 16S rDNA-directed oligonucleotide and randomly cloned chlamydial DNA probes. The rRNA-gene restriction patterns (ribotypes) enabled the differentiation of chlamydial species. Following DNA cleavage by restriction endonuclease PvuII, lymphogranuloma venereum and trachoma biovars of C. trachomatis could be differentiated. An oligonucleotide, designed to hybridize the C. trachomatis 16S rDNA, also allowed for both species-specific identification and biovar typing of C. trachomatis human strains. Molecular typing system using 3 lambda clones containing C. trachomatis serotype E random DNA inserts, combined to ribotyping, revealed 12 groups of variable banding patterns within C. trachomatis, and could provide an alternative epidemiological tool.