Features of Variable Number of Tandem Repeats in Yersinia pestis and the Development of a Hierarchical Genotyping Scheme.

TitleFeatures of Variable Number of Tandem Repeats in Yersinia pestis and the Development of a Hierarchical Genotyping Scheme.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLi YJ, Cui Y, Cui B, Yan Y, Yang X, Wang H, Qi Z, Zhang Q, Xiao X, Guo Z, Ma C, Wang J, Song Y, Yang R
JournalPloS one
Volume8
Issue6
Paginatione66567
Date Published2013
Abstract

Variable number of tandem repeats (VNTRs) that are widely distributed in the genome of Yersinia pestis proved to be useful markers for the genotyping and source-tracing of this notorious pathogen. In this study, we probed into the features of VNTRs in the Y. pestis genome and developed a simple hierarchical genotyping system based on optimized VNTR loci.

DOI10.3389/fpls.2013.00211
Alternate JournalPLoS ONE