Jpn. J. Infect. Dis., 60 (1), 68-69, 2007

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Laboratory and Epidemiology Communications

Genotyping of Closridium perfringens Isolates Collected from Food Poisoning Outbreaks and Healthy Individuals in Japan Based on the cpe Locus

Daisuke Tanaka*, Keiko Kimata, Miwako Shimizu, Junko Isobe, Masanori Watahiki, Tadahiro Karasawa1, Takayoshi Yamagishi1, Sanae Kuramoto2, Toshihiko Serikawa2, Fubito Ishiguro3, Makiko Yamada4, Kazukiyo Yamaoka4, Mitsuo Tokoro4, Toshio Fukao5, Masakado Matsumoto6, Reiji Hiramatsu6, Chie Monma7 and Yoshiyuki Nagai

Toyama Institute of Health, Toyama 939-0363; 1Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, Ishikawa 920-0942; 2Ishikawa Prefectural Institute of Public Health and Environmental Science, Ishikawa 920-1154; 3Fukui Prefectural Institute of Public Health and Environmental Science, Fukui 910-8551; 4Gifu Prefectural Institute of Health and Environmental Sciences, Gifu 504-0838; 5Gifu Municipal Institute of Public Health, Gifu 500-8881; 6Aichi Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Aichi 462-8576; and 7Tokyo Metropolitan Research Laboratory of Public Health, Tokyo 169-0073, Japan

Communicated by Yoshichika Arakawa

(Accepted December 25, 2006)


*Corresponding author: Mailing address: Department of Environmental Biology and Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Toyama, Toyama 930-8555, Japan. Tel: +81-76-445-6673, Fax: +81-76-445-6549, E-mail: tanakada@sci.u-toyama.ac.jp


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