Gardnerella vaginalis comprises three distinct genotypes of which only two produce sialidase.

@article{Santiago2011GardnerellaVC,
  title={Gardnerella vaginalis comprises three distinct genotypes of which only two produce sialidase.},
  author={Guido Santiago and Pieter Deschaght and Nabil Abdullah El Aila and Teresa N Kiama and Hans Verstraelen and Kimberly K Jefferson and Marleen Temmerman and Mario Vaneechoutte},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={204 5},
  pages={
          450.e1-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Sialidase and the presence of Gardnerella vaginalis have been proposed as biomarkers for bacterial vaginosis. Sialidase has been associated with adverse pregnancy outcome. We genotyped G vaginalis isolates, assessed the presence and diversity of sialidase-encoding genes, and determined the production of sialidase. STUDY DESIGN One hundred thirty-four G vaginalis isolates were genotyped by random amplified polymorphic deoxyribonucleic acid (RAPD) and a selection of 29 isolates with… CONTINUE READING
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