Prevalence of PCR ribotypes among Clostridium difficile isolates from pigs, calves, and other species

Michael K Keel, Jon S. Brazier, Karen W. Post, Scott Weese, J. Glenn Songer

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Abstract

PCR ribotypes were obtained for 144 Clostridium difficile isolates from neonatal pigs. Porcine isolates comprised four PCR ribotypes, but one, ribotype 078, predominated (83%). This was also the most common ribotype (94%) among 33 calf isolates but was rarely identified in other species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1963-1964
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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