Posts Tagged ‘Bacteriology’

Exploring the microbiota of upper respiratory tract during the development of pneumonia in a mouse model

Abstract The alteration of the microbial community in the upper respiratory tract (URT) can contribute to the colonization and invasion of respiratory pathogens. However, there are no studies regarding whether the characteristics of the URT microbiota can be affected by infections in lower respiratory tract (LRT). To elucidate the microbial profiles of the URT during…

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Genomic characterisation of perinatal Western Australian Streptococcus agalactiae isolates

Abstract As a leading cause of neonatal sepsis, Streptococcus agalactiae, commonly known as Group B Streptococcus, is a major neonatal pathogen. Current global screening practices employ risk- or culture-based protocols for detection of these organisms. In Western Austra-lia (WA), universal culture-based screening is provided, with subsequent intrapartum antibi- otic prophylaxis for all S. agalactiae-positive women…

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