Methods for typing std pathogens (N. Gonorrhoeae, C. Trachomatis, T. Pallidum)


Phenotypic methods were initially used for bacterial typing yet they have a number of drawbacks limiting their use. Methods of molecular and genetic typing have become wide-spread today. Among these methods, bacterial typing based on multilocus sequence
typing (Multilocus Sequence Typing - MLST) has been developing at the fastest rate. However, schemes of molecular
and genetic typing of STD pathogens as compared to other bacteria are insufficiently developed, which considerably complicates
the planning of measures aimed at the reduction of their spread.


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