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Clinical microbiology of coryneform bacteria.
Coryneform bacteria are aerobically growing, asporogenous, non-partially-acid-fast, gram-positive rods of irregular morphology. Within the last few years, there has been a massive increase in theExpand
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Coryneform Gram-Positive Rods
This chapter deals with aerobically growing, asporogenous, irregularly shaped, non-partially acid-fast, gram-positive rods generally called "coryneforms." The bacteria discussed in the chapter allExpand
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Corynebacterium mucifaciens sp. nov., an unusual species from human clinical material.
Eight strains of a previously undescribed coryneform bacterium had been isolated from human clinical material over a 5-year period. Colonies of the unknown coryneform bacterium had an unusualExpand
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Comprehensive Study of Strains Previously Designated Streptococcus bovis Consecutively Isolated from Human Blood Cultures and Emended Description of Streptococcus gallolyticus and Streptococcus
ABSTRACT Modern taxonomy has delineated Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus, S. gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus, Streptococcus infantarius subsp. coli, and S. infantarius subsp.Expand
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Evaluation of the VITEK 2 System for Rapid Identification of Medically Relevant Gram-Negative Rods
ABSTRACT The new VITEK 2 system (bioMérieux) was evaluated at two independent sites with the identification card for gram-negative bacilli (ID-GNB card). Of the 845 strains tested, which representedExpand
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Utility of PCR in diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis.
At present, the rapid diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis rests with microscopy. However, this technique is insensitive and many cases of pulmonary tuberculosis cannot be initially confirmed. NucleicExpand
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Multicenter evaluation of the updated and extended API (RAPID) Coryne database 2.0.
In a multicenter study, 407 strains of coryneform bacteria were tested with the updated and extended API (RAPID) Coryne system with database 2.0 (bioMérieux, La-Balme-les-Grottes, France) in order toExpand
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Turicella otitidis gen. nov., sp. nov., a coryneform bacterium isolated from patients with otitis media.
The partial 16S rRNA gene sequences of some coryneform bacteria isolated from middle-ear fluids from patients with otitis media were determined. A comparative analysis performed with rRNA sequencesExpand
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Emergence of Related Nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae Biotype mitis Strains in Western Europe
We report on 17 isolates of Corynebacterium diphtheriae biotype mitis with related ribotypes from Switzerland, Germany, and France. Isolates came from skin and subcutaneous infections of injectingExpand
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Corynebacterium coyleae sp. nov., isolated from human clinical specimens.
Over a 5-year period, six isolates of a previously unknown nonlipophilic coryneform bacterium were isolated from human clinical specimens. The most characteristic phenotypic reactions of theseExpand
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