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Carried meningococci in the Czech Republic: a diverse recombining population.

Abstract:

Population and evolutionary analyses of pathogenic bacteria are frequently hindered by sampling strategies that concentrate on isolates from patients with invasive disease. This is especially so for the gram-negative diplococcus Neisseria meningitidis, a cause of septicemia and meningitis worldwide. Meningococcal isolate collections almost exclusively comprise organisms originating from patients with invasive meningococcal disease, although this bacterium is a commensal inhabitant of the huma...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Journal of clinical microbiology
Volume:
38
Issue:
12
Pages:
4492-4498
Publication date:
2000-12-05
EISSN:
1098-660X
ISSN:
0095-1137
URN:
uuid:15affb72-0f38-4037-84c9-5f7a51b2ea2b
Source identifiers:
209522
Local pid:
pubs:209522

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