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Biotypes and virulence factors of Gardnerella vaginalisisolated from cases of bacterial vaginosis

*, J.Udayalaxmi and Bhat, Gopalkrishna and Kotigadde, Subbannayya (2011) Biotypes and virulence factors of Gardnerella vaginalisisolated from cases of bacterial vaginosis. Indian Journal Of Medical Microbiology, 29 (2). pp. 165-168.

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Abstract

The present study was conducted to correlate the biotypes of Gardnerella vaginalis strains isolated from cases of bacterial vaginosis and their virulence factors. Thirty two strains of G.vaginalis, isolated from cases of bacterial vaginosis were biotyped. Adherence to vaginal epithelial cells, biofilm production, surface hydrophobicity, phospholipase C and protease activity were tested on these isolates. Biotype 1 was most prevalent (8; 25%) followed by biotype 2 (7; 21.9%); biotype 5 and 8 (5; 15.6%). We did not find any statistical correlation between G.vaginalisbiotypes and its virulence factors. Virulence factors expressed byG. vaginalis were not associated with a single biotype.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bacterial vaginosis, biotypes, virulence factors
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2012 10:47
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2012 10:47
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2379

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