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Analysis of Vaginal Lactobacilli from Healthy and Infected Brazilian Women
  • Kingsley C Anukam, University of Western Ontario
  • Rafael C.R. Martinez
  • Sı´lvio A Franceschini
  • Maristela C Patta
  • Silvana M Quintana
  • Alvaro C Nunes
  • Joa˜o L.S. Moreira
  • Gregor Reid
Culture-dependent PCR-amplified rRNA gene restriction analysis and culture-independent (PCR-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis) methodologies were used to examine vaginal lactobacilli from Brazilian women who were healthy or had been diagnosed with vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) or bacterial vaginosis. Only Lactobacillus crispatus was detected accordingly by both methods, and H2O2-producing lactobacilli were not associated with protection against VVC.
  • Brazilian healthy women lactobacilli PCR DGGE
Publication Date
July, 2008
Citation Information
Kingsley C Anukam, Rafael C.R. Martinez, Sı´lvio A Franceschini, Maristela C Patta, et al.. "Analysis of Vaginal Lactobacilli from Healthy and Infected Brazilian Women" APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY Vol. 74 Iss. 14 (2008)
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