Comparative genomic hybridization of Enterococcus faecalis isolates from healthy Norwegian babies
ABSTRACT: Comparative genomic hybridization of 9 Norwegian E. faecalis baby isolates with E. faecalis V583 as a reference strain using an E. faecalis V583 oligo array. Total gene content was analyzed by whole genome microarrays.
BACKGROUND: Enterococcus faecalis, traditionally considered a harmless commensal of the intestinal tract, is now ranked among the leading causes of nosocomial infections. In an attempt to gain insight into the genetic make-up of commensal E. faecalis, we have studied genomic variation in a collection of community-derived E. faecalis isolated from the feces of Norwegian infants. RESULTS: The E. faecalis isolates were first sequence typed by multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and characterized with ...[more]
Project description:Differences in gene content between three test strains were first assessed by comparative genomic hybridization using an E. faecalis V583 oligo array and with E. faecalis V583 as a reference strain . Transcriptional profiles of the same three test strains were then obtained through time series experiments over periods of 30min.
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Project description:The effects of bovine bile and SDS on transcriptional events were studied by means of genome wide microarrays in Enterococcus faecalis V583. Transcriptional profiles were obtained through time series experiments over periods of 120min for cells treated with bile and the combination of SDS and bile, and 360min. for SDS.
Project description:Comparative genome hybridization of transconjugants of E. faecalis OG1RF mated with V583. The total DNA of transconjugants was compared with wildtype strains to ascertain the amount of DNA that was transferred from E. faecalis V583 to E. faecalis OG1RF.
Project description:Gene expression of Enterococcus faecalis V583 in response to growth in 10% and 100% blood was examined by the use of of genome wide microarrays. Transcriptional profiles were obtained through time series experiments over periods of 60min (for 10% blood) and only after 30 min for growth 100% blood.