Distinguishing highly-related outbreak-associated Clostridium botulinum type A(B) strains


In the United States, most Clostridium botulinum type A strains isolated during laboratory investigations of human botulism demonstrate the presence of an expressed type A botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT/A) gene and an unexpressed BoNT/B gene. These strains are designated type A(B). The most common pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) pattern in the C… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2180-14-192


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