Journal article

Identification and Discrimination of Chlamydia trachomatis Ocular and Urogenital Strains and Major Phylogenetic Lineages by CtGEM Typing, A Double-Locus Genotyping Method

Deborah C Holt, Patiyan Andersson, Cameron Buckley, David M Whiley, Philip M Giffard, AC Brown (ed.)

CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS | HUMANA PRESS INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

CtGEM typing was developed to subdivide the bacterial species Chlamydia trachomatis on the basis of genome phylogeny and anatomical tropism. The rationale was facilitation of surveillance for ocular strains, although the method is applicable to essentially any C. trachomatis surveillance application that does not require high resolution. CtGEM is a double-locus genotyping method. The loci included in the assay were identified by computerized analysis of 65 complete genomes for resolution optimized sets of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). From this, two PCR amplifiable fragments were defined. One, rg1, is within a hypothetical gene annotated as Jali-1891 within the C. trachomatis B_Jal..

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