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Neisseria meningitidis: an overview of the carriage state.
During periods of endemic disease, about 10 % of the general population harbour Neisseria meningitidis in the nasopharynx. Since N. meningitidis is a strict human pathogen and most patients have notExpand
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Triclosan and antimicrobial resistance in bacteria: an overview.
Triclosan is a widely used biocide that is considered as an effective antimicrobial agent against different microorganisms. It is included in many contemporary consumer and personal health-careExpand
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Distribution of Serogroups and Genotypes among Disease-Associated and Carried Isolates of Neisseria meningitidis from the Czech Republic, Greece, and Norway
ABSTRACT The distribution of serogroups and multilocus sequence types (STs) in collections of disease-associated and carried meningococci from the period 1991 to 2000 in three European countries (theExpand
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Does the wide use of quaternary ammonium compounds enhance the selection and spread of antimicrobial resistance and thus threaten our health?
Quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) are widely used biocides that possess antimicrobial effect against a broad range of microorganisms. These compounds are used for numerous industrial purposes,Expand
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Use of Variable-Number Tandem Repeats To Examine Genetic Diversity of Neisseria meningitidis
ABSTRACT Repetitive DNA motifs with potential variable-number tandem repeats (VNTR) were identified in the genome of Neisseria meningitidis and used to develop a typing method. A total of 146Expand
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Variable number tandem repeat typing of bacteria.
Analysis of bacterial genomes revealed a high percentage of DNA consisting of repeats, in which DNA motifs existed in multiple copies. Study of these DNA motifs has resulted in the development ofExpand
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Zinc and copper in animal feed – development of resistance and co-resistance to antimicrobial agents in bacteria of animal origin
Farmed animals such as pig and poultry receive additional Zn and Cu in their diets due to supplementing elements in compound feed as well as medical remedies. Enteral bacteria in farmed animals areExpand
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Salmonella in fish feed; occurrence and implications for fish and human health in Norway
Abstract Globally, Salmonella is one of the most important food borne zoonotic pathogens. Norway has a favourable situation regarding Salmonella , as these bacteria are virtually absent in foodExpand
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Development and evaluation of an immunomagnetic separation-ELISA for the detection of Staphylococcus aureus thermostable nuclease in composite milk.
An ELISA method based on monodisperse magnetic beads was developed for the detection of Staphylococcus aureus thermostable nuclease (TNase) in composite milk, wherein S. aureus TNase is captured byExpand
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Comparison of genes involved in penicillin resistance in staphylococci of bovine origin.
Ten penicillin-resistant and -susceptible staphylococci, isolated from bovine mastitis milk, were studied for the presence of genes that are, or may be, involved in resistance against penicillin. TheExpand
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