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    Can different strains of Chlamydia cause different reactions?

    Despite the limited genetic variability among C. pneumoniae strains, phenotypic differences exist between human isolates that lead to differences in inflammatory potential, so some strains are capable of evading host innate immune defenses during acute respiratory infection.

    BMC Microbiology 2015, 15:228
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    Virulence genotypes of Escherichia coli meningitis isolates

    Neonatal meningitis-causing Escherichia coli is the predominant Gram-negative bacterial pathogen associated with meningitis in newborn infants, and virulence genotyping and phylogrouping may assist in defining the potential E. coli pathotype.

    BMC Microbiology 2015, 15:211
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