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Consensus Sequence-Based Scheme for Epidemiological Typing of Clinical and Environmental Isolates of Legionella pneumophila
ABSTRACT A previously described sequence-based epidemiological typing method for clinical and environmental isolates of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 was extended by the investigation of threeExpand
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PCR Detection, Characterization, and Distribution of Virulence Genes in Aeromonas spp
ABSTRACT We found 73.1 to 96.9% similarity by aligning the cytolytic enterotoxin gene of Aeromonas hydrophila SSU (AHCYTOEN; GenBank accession no. M84709 ) against aerolysin genes ofAeromonas spp.,Expand
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Composition of bacterial and archaeal communities in freshwater sediments with different contamination levels (Lake Geneva, Switzerland).
The aim of this study was to compare the composition of bacterial and archaeal communities in contaminated sediments (Vidy Bay) with uncontaminated sediments (Ouchy area) of Lake Geneva using 16SExpand
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Genetic relationships of Aeromonas strains inferred from 16S rRNA, gyrB and rpoB gene sequences.
Genetic relationships among bacterial strains belonging to the genus Aeromonas were inferred from 16S rRNA, gyrB and rpoB gene sequences. Twenty-eight type or collection strains of the recognizedExpand
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Population genetics of human, animal, and environmental Yersinia strains.
Multilocus enzyme electrophoresis was used to analyze 244 strains of nine Yersinia species isolated from the environment, animals, and humans at 18 genes encoding metabolic enzymes. All 18 enzymesExpand
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Use of amplified fragment length polymorphism in molecular typing of Legionella pneumophila and application to epidemiological studies.
A novel method for molecular typing of organisms, amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis, was tested for its suitability in epidemiological studies in medical microbiology. AmplifiedExpand
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Genotyping of Rotaviruses in Environmental Water and Stool Samples in Southern Switzerland by Nucleotide Sequence Analysis of 189 Base Pairs at the 5′ End of the VP7 Gene
ABSTRACT Stool specimens from children (<4 years old) with diarrhea were collected over a 1-year period in Ticino (southern region of Switzerland). During the same period, environmental samples wereExpand
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Sequence-Based Typing of Legionella pneumophila Serogroup 1 Offers the Potential for True Portability in Legionellosis Outbreak Investigation
ABSTRACT Seven gene loci of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 were analyzed as potential epidemiological typing markers to aid in the investigation of legionella outbreaks. The genes chosen includedExpand
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Current situation of human diphyllobothriasis in Europe.
Diphyllobothriasis, a parasitosis caused by the flatworm Diphyllobothrium latum, is contracted by consuming raw or undercooked freshwater fish. The aim of this study was to evaluate the situation ofExpand
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Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense (Yamane et al., 1986) in Switzerland: first molecular evidence and case reports.
We report the first cases of locally-acquired Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense (Yamane, Kamo, Bylund and Wikgren, 1986) in Switzerland, confirmed by genetic analysis (18S rRNA, COI and ITS1-5.8SExpand
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