PCR-based detection and molecular genotyping of enterotoxigenic Clostridium perfringens isolates from swine diarrhea in Korea

Sang Bum Kim, Hyeong Jun Lim, Wan Kyu Lee, In Gyun Hwang, Gun Jo Woo, Sangryeol Ryu

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Abstract

Clostridium perfringens strains were isolated from swine diarrhea in Korea. Three out of nineteen (15.8%) isolates of C. perfringens were found to be enterotoxigenic by PCR analysis. PCR-based genotyping of the three enterotoxigenic isolates of C. perfringens revealed that they were types A, C and D, respectively. These results suggest that various types of enterotoxigenic C. perfringens can cause swine diarrhea, and that the presence of enterotoxigenic type A strain, known to be strongly associated with food poisoning, may cause public health problem in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-294
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of microbiology and biotechnology
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb

Keywords

  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Enterotoxin
  • Food poisoning
  • Genotyping
  • PCR
  • Swine diarrhea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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