Preliminary validation of a novel high-resolution melt-based typing method based on the multilocus sequence typing scheme of Streptococcus pyogenes
LJ Richardson, SYC Tong, RJ Towers, F Huygens, K McGregor, PK Fagan, BJ Currie, JR Carapetis, PM Giffard
Clinical Microbiology and Infection | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2011
Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Council
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The authors thank the curators of and contributors to the S. pyogenes MLST database and website, Brian Spratt for facilitating the MLST determinations, and staff in the Microbiology Division of the Pathology Department at Royal Darwin Hospital for making possible the collection of isolates. This study was funded in part by the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health, and the Australian National Health and Medical Council project grant 436009. ST was supported as an NHMRC scholar (436033). RT is supported by an NHMRC Post-doctoral Training Fellowship (436034). A part of this study was presented at the XVII Lancefield International Symposium on Strepaccoci and Streptococcal Diseases, 2008, Porto Heli, Greece, by L. J. R.