Occurrence of Helicobacter pylori DNA in the coastal environment of southern Italy (Straits of Messina).


AIMS The occurrence of Helicobacter pylori in the coastal zone of the Straits of Messina (Italy) as free-living and associated with plankton was studied. METHODS AND RESULTS Monthly sampling of seawater and plankton was carried out from April 2002 to March, 2003. All environmental samples analysed by cultural method, did not show the presence of H. pylori… (More)


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