Enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis (ETBF) strains isolated in The Netherlands and Poland are genetically diverse.

@article{ObuchWoszczatyski2004EnterotoxigenicBF,
  title={Enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis (ETBF) strains isolated in The Netherlands and Poland are genetically diverse.},
  author={Piotr Obuch-Woszczatyński and Rob G F Wintermans and Alex van Belkum and Hubert Ph. Endtz and Hanna Pituch and Deborah E Kreft and Felicja Meisel-Mikołajczyk and Mirosław Luczak},
  journal={Polish journal of microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={35-9}
}
Gram-negative anaerobic rods isolated in The Netherlands and Poland from extraintestinal and intestinal sources were identified as Bacteroides fragilis (n = 210) on the basis of Gram staining, growth on selective Bacteroides Bile Esculine medium as black colonies, and biochemical characteristics. PCR-mediated assessment of the presence of the B. fragilis enterotoxin (fragilysin) gene in all strains identified 12 so-called enterotoxin-positive B. fragilis (ETBF) strains (15%) among the Dutch… CONTINUE READING