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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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
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 1



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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Bioengineering

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