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Isolation and molecular characterization of Clostridium perfringens from healthy Merino lambs in Patagonia region, Argentina

Author:
Mignaqui, A.C., Marcellino, R.B., Ronco, T., Pappalardo, J.S., Nonnemann, B., Pedersen, K., Robles, C.A.
Source:
Anaerobe 2017 v.43 pp. 35-38
ISSN:
1075-9964
Subject:
Clostridium perfringens, Merino, genetic variation, lambs, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, Argentina
Abstract:
The presence and molecular characterization of Clostridium perfringens in healthy Merino lambs over a six-month period was investigated in this study. Overall, a high prevalence of C. perfringens was detected, even in day-old lambs. Even though the majority of the isolates were characterized as being of type A, types C and D were also isolated. Furthermore, a high genetic diversity was observed by PFGE among the type A isolates.