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Multilocus Variable-Number Tandem-Repeat Method for Typing Salmonella enterica Serovar Newport

Davis, Margaret A.
Baker, Katherine N. K.
Call, Douglas R.
Warnick, Lorin D.
Soyer, Yeşim
Wiedmann, Martin
Grohn, Yrjo
McDonough, Patrick L.
Hancock, Dale D.
Besser, Thomas E.
In recent years, the proportion of Salmonella enterica infections represented by S. enterica serovar Newport has increased markedly among humans and animals. Multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) has proven to be useful in discriminating other highly clonal Salmonella serovars. Here, we report on the development of a highly discriminatory MLVA for Salmonella serovar Newport.