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J Clin Microbiol. 2002 Aug;40(8):3053-6.

Enterotoxigenic profiles of food-poisoning and food-borne Bacillus cereus strains.

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  • 1Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, UMR A408 Sécurité et Qualité des Produits d'Origine Végétale, INRA, Domaine Saint-Paul, Site Agroparc, F-84914 Avignon Cedex 9, France. guinebre@avignon.inra.fr

Abstract

The enterotoxigenic profiles of 51 B. cereus food-related strains were compared to those of 37 B. cereus food-poisoning strains. cytK and association of hbl-nhe-cytK enterotoxin genes were more frequent among diarrheal strains (73 and 63%) than among food-borne strains (37 and 33%). Unlike diarrheal strains, food-borne strains showed frequent nhe and hbl gene polymorphisms and were often low toxin producers.

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