Homogeneity of Danish environmental and clinical isolates of Shewanella algae

Birte Fonnesbech Vogel, H.M. Holt, P. Gerner-Smidt, A. Bundvad, P. Søgaard, Lone Gram

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Danish isolates of Shewanella algae constituted by whole-cell protein profiling a very homogeneous group, and no clear distinction was seen between strains from the marine environment and strains of clinical origin. Although variation between all strains was observed by ribotyping and random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis, no clonal relationship between infective strains was found. From several patients, clonally identical strains of S. algae were reisolated up to 8 months after the primary isolation, indicating that the same strain may be able to maintain the infection.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)443-448
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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