A century of Leptospira strain typing

Cerqueira, Gustavo M., and Picardeau, Mathieu (2009) A century of Leptospira strain typing. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 9 (5). pp. 760-768.

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Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease with high mortality and morbidity rates in humans and animals throughout the world. Since the discovery of Leptospira, the causal agent of leptospirosis, a century ago, this spirochete has been isolated from the environment and a wide spectrum of animals and classified into serogroups and serovars as a function of antigenic determinants. Modern technology has greatly improved laboratory procedures, particularly those for the detection, identification and typing of epidemiologic strains. In this review, we describe "classical" serotyping methods, followed by a description of genotyping and post-genomic typing methods.

Item ID: 37423
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1567-7257
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2015 03:33
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060502 Infectious Agents @ 30%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060503 Microbial Genetics @ 30%
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