Ability of Bacillus cereus group strains to cause food poisoning varies according to phylogenetic affiliation (groups I to VII) rather than species affiliation

  • Guinebretière M
  • Velge P
  • Couvert O
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Abstract

Cytotoxic activity levels of culture filtrates and toxin distributions varied according to the phylogenetic group (I to VII) within the Bacillus cereus group, suggesting that these groups are of different clinical significance and are more suitable than species affiliations for determining food poisoning risk. A first-line, simple online tool (https://www.tools.symprevius.org/Bcereus/english.php) to assign strains to the different phylogenetic groups is presented.

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Authors

  • Marie Hélène Guinebretière

  • Philippe Velge

  • Olivier Couvert

  • Frédéric Carlin

  • Marie Laure Debuyser

  • Christophe Nguyen-The

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