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- Amy, Jacob; Bulach, Dieter; Knight, Daniel; Riley, Tom; Johanesen, Priscilla; Lyras, Dena
- Plasmid 2018 v.96-97 pp. 25-38
- Clostridium difficile; antibiotic resistance; bacteriophages; humans; loci; metabolism; pathogens; plasmids; sequence analysis; surveys; virulence
- ... Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile is a major bacterial pathogen of both humans and animals. Several species of pathogenic clostridia are known to harbour large plasmids with combinations of virulence, antibiotic resistance and metabolism determinants. Small cryptic plasmids have been previously identified in C. difficile, but there is a lack of recent work examining the prevalence and heterog ...