Journal Article

Phenotypic Differences between Commercial <i>Lactobacillus rhamnosus</i> GG and <i>L. rhamnosus</i> Strains Recovered from Blood

Arthur C. Ouwehand, Maija Saxelins and Seppo Salminen

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 39, issue 12, pages 1858-1860
Published in print December 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/425741
Phenotypic Differences between Commercial Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and L. rhamnosus Strains Recovered from Blood

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The isolation of clinical isolates that are indistinguishable, by molecular methods, from the probiotic strain of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG has been reported. We compared the virulence potential of these clinical isolates with that of the probiotic strain. It was observed that all isolates differed significantly in 1 or more phenotypic properties.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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