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Studies on fermented corn flour food poisoning in rural areas of China. II. Isolation and identification of causal microorganisms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3151754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Using potato dextrose agar medium, 40 strains of microorganisms were isolated from leftover fermented corn flour samples involved in outbreaks of food poisoning. All strains produced powerful toxins which caused the same intoxication to mice, dogs, and monkeys as the leftover food samples. On the basis of results obtained from the morphology of this bacteria and its colony, from biochemical tests, and from the G-C mole percentage in DNA, the bacteria was identified as Flavobacterium farinofermentans nov. sp. (Meng, Z. and Wang, D.).
Z Meng; D Wang; Z Li; J Jin; J Bai; Y Zhang; X Liu; L Cai; X Li; H Ren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomedical and environmental sciences : BES     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0895-3988     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomed. Environ. Sci.     Publication Date:  1988 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-12-05     Completed Date:  1989-12-05     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8909524     Medline TA:  Biomed Environ Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, Beijing.
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MeSH Terms
Agglutination Tests
Bacterial Infections / epidemiology,  microbiology*
DNA, Bacterial / isolation & purification
Disease Outbreaks*
Flavobacterium / isolation & purification*,  pathogenicity
Flour / poisoning*
Foodborne Diseases / epidemiology,  microbiology*
Rural Population
Zea mays / poisoning*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Bacterial

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