Molecular Epidemiology, Virulence Determinants, Antibiotic Resistance Characteristics and Genome Sequencing of Enterococcus faecalis Isolated from Various Sources
thesisposted on 2019-04-05, 04:12 authored by DIANE SUNIRA DANIEL
The overall objective of this study is to gain understanding of the variation among E. faecalis strains between different reservoirs (farm animals, water sources and hospital patients) and its possible impact on epidemiology and disease severity. This study contributes to a better understanding of the characteristics and genetic variation among E. faecalis strains from different sources including farm animal feces, water sources and UTI patients in Malaysia. The collective findings of our work and that of recent studies could be useful for future studies to analyze the persistence of E. faecalis in the environment or even develop more specific methods in examining the health significance of potentially virulent strains in environmental and clinical sources.