Occurrence of Clostridium perfringens beta2-toxin amongst animals, determined using genotyping and subtyping PCR assays.

@article{Garmory2000OccurrenceOC,
  title={Occurrence of Clostridium perfringens beta2-toxin amongst animals, determined using genotyping and subtyping PCR assays.},
  author={Helen S Garmory and Neil Chanter and Nigel P French and Dawn M Bueschel and J. Glenn Songer and Richard W. Titball},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2000},
  volume={124 1},
  pages={61-7}
}
Clostridium perfringens isolates are currently classified into one of five biotypes on the basis of the differential production of alpha-, beta-, epsilon- and iota-toxins. Different biotypes are associated with different diseases of man and animals. In this study a multiple PCR assay was developed to detect the genes encoding these toxins. In addition, detection of the genes encoding the C. perfringens enterotoxin and beta2-toxin allowed subtyping of the bacteria. C. perfringens isolates taken… CONTINUE READING