Volume 83, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



We have determined the metronidazole susceptibility status of 20 isolates from American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) and assessed the level of genetic relatedness in these isolates using 32 additional clinical isolates for comparison. These ATCC isolates are commonly used as reference strains in research and this information provides a rational basis for selection of reference strains for use in comparative studies of phenotypic and clinical characteristics.


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  • Received : 01 Dec 2009
  • Accepted : 05 Sep 2010
  • Published online : 06 Dec 2010

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