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The lack of information on bacteriophages of Clostridium difficile prompted this study. Three of 56 clinical C. difficile isolates yielded double-stranded DNA phages phiC2, phiC5, phiC6, and phiC8 upon induction. Superinfection and DNA analyses revealed relatedness between the phages, while partial sequencing of phiC2 showed nucleotide homology to the sequenced C. difficile strain CD630.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1079-83
Number of pages5
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005


  • Animals
  • Bacteriophages
  • Clostridium difficile
  • DNA, Viral
  • Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous
  • Humans
  • Lysogeny
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Virus Activation
  • Journal Article


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