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Production of bacteriocin-like antagonism by clinical isolates of Yersinia enterocolitica.
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PMID:  2723036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fourteen clinical isolates of Yersinia enterocolitica serotype O:3 and four well-documented virulent strains of serotypes O:3, O:8, and O:9 were biotyped and examined for plasmid-associated autoagglutination and calcium dependency and for epithelial cell adherence. These strains were tested for the production of bacteriocin-like antagonism by using tryptone soya blood agar at room temperature and at 37 degrees C. By using the cross-streaking method, three clinical isolates produced inhibitory substances at room temperature. These substances were active against a variety of clinical isolates and their plasmid-cured derivatives at both room temperature and 37 degrees C. The inhibition was easier to read after incubation of the cross-streaked plate at 37 degrees C. The inhibition patterns indicate that two of the three producer strains appear to recognize potentially virulent O:3 strains, with or without the virulence plasmid.
M T Cafferkey; K McClean; M E Drumm
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0095-1137     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-07-03     Completed Date:  1989-07-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  677-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Microbiology, St. James' Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteriocins / biosynthesis*
Yersinia enterocolitica / growth & development,  metabolism*,  pathogenicity
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