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A modified pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) protocol for subtyping previously non-PFGE typeable isolates of Clostridium difficile polymerase chain reaction ribotype 001

Gal, Micaela, Northey, Gemma and Brazier, J. S. 2005. A modified pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) protocol for subtyping previously non-PFGE typeable isolates of Clostridium difficile polymerase chain reaction ribotype 001. Journal of Hospital Infection 61 (3) , pp. 231-236. 10.1016/j.jhin.2005.01.017

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Abstract

A modified pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) protocol was developed and applied to 50 isolates of the UK epidemic strain of Clostridium difficile, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) ribotype 001, to develop a PFGE-based subtyping scheme. This protocol overcame the inherent DNA degradation problems associated with typing this strain of C. difficile by this method, and whole genomic digestion with SmaI restriction enzyme yielded seven distinct and reproducible PFGE banding patterns. Modified PFGE is an appropriate method for subtyping C. difficile PCR ribotype 001 that could be used to improve epidemiological investigations

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0195-6701
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2017 20:17
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/69388

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