TABLE 2.

Occurrence of metS2 loci in S. pneumoniae clinical isolates

CountryYr of isolationNo. of isolates in which metS2 isa:Frequency of metS2
PresentAbsentTotal
France199238110.27
1993911200.45
199477140.50
199594130.69
199676130.54
199769150.40
1998411150.27
Germany19921340.25
19940550.00
19972130.67
19981560.17
Italy19941120.50
19953250.60
199637100.30
19973470.43
19980330.00
Spain19922350.40
19933470.43
19946170.86
199591100.90
19964150.80
19976280.75
United Kingdom19922240.50
19931780.13
19941230.33
1995102120.83
19966280.75
199773100.70
19982138590.36
United States19920110.00
1997710170.41
Hong Kong19970550.00
    Total1441713150.46
  • a The isolates were evaluated for the presence or absence of metS2 by PCR amplification experiments.