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The Genus Corynebacterium and Other Medically Relevant Coryneform-Like Bacteria
  • K. Bernard
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology
  • 25 July 2012
ABSTRACT Catalase-positive Gram-positive bacilli, commonly called “diphtheroids” or “coryneform” bacteria were historically nearly always dismissed as contaminants when recovered from patients, butExpand
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West Nile virus infection in birds and mosquitoes, New York State, 2000.
West Nile (WN) virus was found throughout New York State in 2000, with the epicenter in New York City and surrounding counties. We tested 3,403 dead birds and 9,954 mosquito pools for WN virus duringExpand
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Characteristics of Rare or Recently Described Corynebacterium Species Recovered from Human Clinical Material in Canada
ABSTRACT Nineteen new Corynebacterium species or taxa described since 1995 have been associated with human disease. We report the characteristics of 72 strains identified as or most closelyExpand
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Partial genetic characterization of West Nile virus strains, New York State, 2000.
We analyzed nucleotide sequences from the envelope gene of 11 West Nile (WN) virus strains collected in New York State during the 2000 transmission season to determine whether they differedExpand
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Molecular typing of a Legionella pneumophila outbreak in Ontario, Canada
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a long-term care facility in Ontario, Canada from September to October 2005 resulted in the death of 23 residents and the illness of 112 other people. InExpand
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Identification by Quantitative Carrier Test of Surrogate Spore-Forming Bacteria To Assess Sporicidal Chemicals for Use against Bacillus anthracis
ABSTRACT The spores of six strains of Bacillus anthracis (four virulent and two avirulent) were compared with those of four other types of spore-forming bacteria for their resistance to four liquidExpand
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Lawsonella clevelandensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a new member of the suborder Corynebacterineae isolated from human abscesses.
Gram-stain-positive, partially acid-fast, non-spore-forming, anaerobic, catalase-positive, pleomorphic bacteria were isolated from human abscesses. Strains X1036T, X1698 and NML 120705, wereExpand
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Novel Corynebacterium diphtheriae in Domestic Cats
Novel nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae was isolated from a domestic cat with severe otitis. Contact investigation and carrier study of human and animal contacts yielded 3 additional,Expand
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Isolation of Arthrobacter spp. from clinical specimens and description of Arthrobacter cumminsii sp. nov. and Arthrobacter woluwensis sp. nov.
Arthrobacter spp. are very widely distributed in the environment (e.g., soil) but have not been described as causing disease in humans. Over a 6-year period, two reference laboratories isolated orExpand
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Most Corynebacterium xerosis strains identified in the routine clinical laboratory correspond to Corynebacterium amycolatum.
A comprehensive study was performed on 25 bacterial clinical isolates originally identified as Corynebacterium xerosis. Three reference strains of C. xerosis were also included in the study. On theExpand
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