Franco Ferraro Calderaro

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Streptococcus suis is an emerging zoonotic pathogen that causes septicemia, meningitis, arthritis, and pneumonia in swine and humans. The present study aimed to characterize the genetic diversity of S. suis serotype 2 isolated from pigs showing signs of illness in Brazil using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), single-enzyme amplified fragment length(More)
The gross and microscopical features of a squamous cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis in an 18-year-old dog are described. This is a rare tumour originating from transitional cells of the pelvis. The tumour, which invaded the renal parenchyma and capsule and the small intestinal wall, metastasized to the lungs. Tumour cells expressed cytokeratin 8 and were(More)
Traditional microbiological methods enable genus-level identification of Streptococcus spp. isolates. However, as the species of this genus show broad phenotypic variation, species-level identification or even differentiation within the genus is difficult. Herein we report the evaluation of protein spectra cluster analysis for the identification of(More)
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