Affiliation: University of Helsinki
- Proliferation of mycobacteria in a piggery environment revealed by mycobacterium-specific real-time quantitative PCR and 16S rRNA sandwich hybridizationJ Pakarinen
Department of Applied Chemistry and Microbiology, University of Helsinki, PO Box 56, FIN 00014 Helsinki, Finland
Vet Microbiol 120:105-12. 2007..We also show that DNA- and RNA-based methods may be utilized for detection of environmental reservoirs of mycobacteria causing porcine and human infection...
- Predominance of Gram-positive bacteria in house dust in the low-allergy risk Russian KareliaJaakko Pakarinen
Department of Applied Chemistry and Microbiology, University of Helsinki, PO Box 56, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
Environ Microbiol 10:3317-25. 2008..In conclusion, this study revealed major disparities between Finnish and Russian house dusts. The higher bacterial content and the predominance of Gram-positive bacteria in Russian dust may have implications for occurrence of atopy...
- Comparison of variable-number tandem-repeat markers typing and IS1245 restriction fragment length polymorphism fingerprinting of Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis from human and porcine originsTaneli Tirkkonen
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Production Animal Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
Acta Vet Scand 52:21. 2010..The objective of this study was to compare the IS1245 RFLP pattern and MIRU-VNTR typing to study the genetic relatedness of M. avium strains isolated from slaughter pigs and humans in Finland with regard to public health aspects...
- Prokaryotic microbiota of recycled paper mills with low or zero effluentCharlotta Kanto Oqvist
Department of Applied Chemistry and Microbiology, Biocenter, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol 35:1165-73. 2008..The findings indicate that closing the water circuits strongly limited diversity of the microbiota but allowed efficient mineralization of the dissolved and suspended matter...
- Quantification of Mycobacterium avium subspecies in pig tissues by real-time quantitative PCRTaneli Tirkkonen
Department of Production Animal Medicine, University of Helsinki, POB 66, FIN 00014, Helsinki, Finland
Acta Vet Scand 55:26. 2013..Because M. avium subspecies in pig tissues are difficult or even impossible to quantify by culturing, we tested the suitability of a culture-independent real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) assay for this purpose...
- High genetic relatedness among Mycobacterium avium strains isolated from pigs and humans revealed by comparative IS1245 RFLP analysisT Tirkkonen
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Production Animal Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Vet Microbiol 125:175-81. 2007..Porcine and human isolates with RFLP patterns differing by only one or two bands were found, which shows that the same M. a. hominissuis strains may infect both humans and pigs...