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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Bacteroides fragilis isolates compared by AP-PCR
Author: Moraes, SR
Goncalves, RB
Mouton, C
Seldin, L
Ferreira, MCD
Domingues, RMCP
Abstract: Bacteroides fragilis is a component of the normal intestinal flora and an important pathogen in nonintestinal endogenous infections. It has been associated with enteric infections and has already been detected in polluted water. In order to evaluate the genetic diversity of B. fragilis, a total of 31 isolates and two reference strains were examined. This collection included strains from nonintestinal infections [12], intestinal infections [5], intestinal microflora [10], aquatic environments [4], and the reference strains ATCC 25285 and ATCC 23745. DNA fingerprints were detected using two separate PCR reactions with different arbitrary primers. The computer-assisted system Taxotron(R) (Institut Pasteur, Dr P. Grimont) was used to analyze the profiles obtained and dendrograms were generated. By using a distance of 0.65 as the threshold, two clusters (hereafter referred to as genotypes I and II) were defined. Strains of differents origins could be distributed into both genotypes. We were unable to detect any obvious correlation between a given genotype and the specific disease or the source of the corresponding strains. (C) Elsevier, Paris.
Subject: Bacteroides fragilis
genetic diversity
Country: França
Editor: Editions Scientifiques Medicales Elsevier
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S0923-2508(99)80050-3
Date Issue: 1999
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