Y.-X. Xie

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The aim of this study was to characterize vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) isolates phenotypically and molecularly, and investigate associations between the virulence factors enterococcal surface protein (esp), hyaluronidase (hyl), and collagen adhesin (acm) and colonization/infection. A total of 126 E. faecium [66 VREfm and 60(More)
Males who have sex with men (MSM) are considered at high risk of blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), mainly due to the practice of unsafe sex, often combined with drug use and needle-sharing. A cross-sectional study was designed for the detection of genital mycoplasmas during the period from March 2009 to May 2010 in Jiangsu province.(More)
Corynespora leaf fall (CLF) disease, caused by the fungal pathogen Corynespora cassiicola, is a major disease of rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) that affects the production of natural rubber. To study its pathogenesis, we developed a C. cassiicola transformant tagged with green fluorescent protein and studied it using fluorescence and confocal laser(More)
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