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The evolving epidemic of Clostridium difficile 630.

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Roberts, Adam ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0760-3088 and Smits, Wiep Klaas (2018) 'The evolving epidemic of Clostridium difficile 630.'. Anaerobe, Vol 53, pp. 2-4.

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Abstract

Clostridium difficile is a major pathogen responsible for a range of diseases in humans and animals. The genetic tools used to explore C. difficile biology are a relatively recent development in comparison to those used to investigate some other pathogens. Consequently, a rapid and haphazard dispersal of strains throughout the scientific community has led to the evolution of different C. difficile lineages within strains in different geographical locations and these genotypic differences are likely to affect the phenotype of the organism. Here we review the history of C. difficile 630, the first genome-sequenced C. difficile isolate and the most widely distributed reference strain, and its derivatives. We also invite researchers to take part in a community wide genome sequencing study to trace the evolution of these strains as they have travelled between laboratories around the world. [Abstract copyright: Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.]

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QU Biochemistry > Genetics > QU 550 Genetic techniques. PCR. Chromosome mapping
QW Microbiology and Immunology > Bacteria > QW 127 Gram-positive endospore forming bacteria.
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anaerobe.2018.04.015
SWORD Depositor: JISC Pubrouter
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 09:55
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2019 09:34
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/8634

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