zooepidemicus were investigated by PFGE, sequencing of the szP gene, and MLST.
zooepidemicus (n = 14) were investigated by sequencing a 373-bp fragment of the SzP protein gene (25).
The human isolates Hum1 (patient 1) and Hum2 (patient 2) displayed an szP sequence (GenBank accession no.
MLST, PFGE, and sequencing of the SzP protein gene demonstrated identical profiles in a human isolate (Hum1) with an equine isolate (648/11), which strongly supports the zoonotic nature of this disease.
The Hum3 isolate also shared a szP sequence type (accession no.
The sequence variants of the SzP protein gene in S.
Our work yielded 3 new sequences of the szP gene, deposited under GenBank accession nos.
Sofia Lindstrom and Robert Soderlund, National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden, are acknowledged for technical support in sequencing of the SzP protein gene and performing MLST.
performed the SzP sequencing and MLST analyses; S.P.
Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of the SzP gene of Streptococcus zooepidemicus isolated from the respiratory tract of horses.
Identification of variations in SzP proteins of Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus and the relationship between protein variants and clinical signs of infection in horses.