H A Brunings

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A duplex PCR assay targeting the ail and 16S rRNA genes of Yersinia enterocolitica was developed to specifically identify pathogenic Y. enterocolitica from pure culture. Validation of the assay was performed with 215 clinical Yersinia strains and 40 strains of other bacterial species. Within an assay time of 4 h, this assay offers a very specific, reliable,(More)
Although the role of fimbriae in bacterial disease has been well established, little is known about the function of Bordetella pertussis fimbriae. To study this function, well-defined fimbrial mutants were constructed. B. pertussis harbours three fimbrial genes, fim2, fim3 and fimX, and strains were constructed in which one or more fimbrial genes were(More)
A non-radioactive colony hybridization method was developed for the rapid detection of Yersinia enterocolitica in primary isolates and for differentiation between pathogenic and non-pathogenic strains. The method is based on, respectively, the presence of the inv-locus in all Yersinia spp. and the presence of the ail-gene in pathogenic Y. enterocolitica(More)
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