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Properties of clones accepted into network as of April 2006 are described in Table 1 and Table 2. PFGE and MLST dendrogram of clones are shown in Figures 1-2.

Table 1. PMEN clones 1-43 as at April 2006

Table 2. MLST allelic profiles, pbp gene profiles and macrolide resistance determinants for clones as at April 2006

Figure 1. PFGE fingerprint patterns and dendrogram of SmaI restriction digests of representative isolates of the clones 1-26 detailed in Table 1 and 2.

            Linkage Distance

Figure 2. Dendrogram constructed from the MLST data showing genetic relatedness of pneumococcal clones 1-26 described in Table 1. The linkage distance is shown at the bottom.