Production of a Bacteriocin-Like Inhibitor by Enterococcus faecalis strain 62-6 Antagonistic to the Growth of Vaginal Lactobacillus spp.

dc.contributor.advisorPybus, Vivien
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Maureen C.
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-10T13:12:05Z
dc.date.available2008-03-10T13:12:05Z
dc.date.copyright2002-01-01
dc.date.issued2002
dc.description1 broadside : ill.
dc.description.abstractNORMAL VAGINAL MICROFLORA A healthy female generally harbors 107-8 colony forming units (cfu) per ml of vaginal fluid, of which four genera of Gram-positive bacteria dominate: • Lactobacillus spp. • Streptococcus spp. • Corynebacterium spp. • Staphylococcus spp. (Figure 1) Lactobacilli are usually the most numerous genus and their presence is often used as an indicator of a healthy vaginal environment. BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal tract infection seen in women of reproductive age in the US. BV is a polymicrobial syndrome where microorganisms are present in concentrations elevated to 1010-11 cfu. The normally dominant lactobacilli are replaced by: • Gardnerella vaginalis • obligate anaerobic bacteria • genital mycoplasmasen
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Dept. of Biology
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2002
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Materials and methods -- Results -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10920/4351
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherKalamazoo College
dc.subject.lcshEnterococcal infections
dc.subject.lcshLactobacillus
dc.titleProduction of a Bacteriocin-Like Inhibitor by Enterococcus faecalis strain 62-6 Antagonistic to the Growth of Vaginal Lactobacillus spp.en
dc.typePresentationen
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