Volume 74, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Heterogeneous patterns were obtained for lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from 1,327 isolates by sodium dodecyl sulfate–polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, silver staining, and immunoblot analysis. Two LPS serotypes (A and B) possessing different ladder profiles and a rough LPS without ladder appearances were identified. All three LPS types were antigenically distinct by immunoblotting. The predominant type A (97%) produced the lowest amount of biofilm. The two less common types (smooth type B and rough type) were found more in clinical than environmental isolates and more in Australian isolates than Thai isolates. These isolates were more often associated with relapse than with primary infection.


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  • Received : 09 Sep 2005
  • Accepted : 19 Oct 2005

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