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

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Prevalence of PCR ribotypes among Clostridium difficile isolates from pigs, calves, and other species. / Keel, Michael K; Brazier, Jon S.; Post, Karen W.; Weese, Scott; Songer, J. Glenn.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 45, No. 6, 06.2007, p. 1963-1964.

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Keel, Michael K ; Brazier, Jon S. ; Post, Karen W. ; Weese, Scott ; Songer, J. Glenn. / Prevalence of PCR ribotypes among Clostridium difficile isolates from pigs, calves, and other species. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2007 ; Vol. 45, No. 6. pp. 1963-1964.
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