Pierre Edouard Fournier

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Country: France

Publications

  1. pmc Non-contiguous finished genome sequence and description of Alistipes timonensis sp. nov
    Jean Christophe Lagier
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UMR, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
    Stand Genomic Sci 6:315-24. 2012
  2. pmc Non-contiguous finished genome sequence and description of Paenibacillus senegalensis sp. nov
    Ajay Kumar Mishra
    Aix Marseille Universite, URMITE, UM63, CNRS7278, IRD198, Inserm1095, Institut Hospitalo Universitaire Méditerranée Infection, Faculte de Medecine
    Stand Genomic Sci 7:70-81. 2012
  3. pmc Non-contiguous finished genome sequence and description of Brevibacterium senegalense sp. nov
    Sahare Kokcha
    Aix Marseille Universite, Faculte de Medecine
    Stand Genomic Sci 7:233-45. 2012
  4. pmc Non-contiguous finished genome sequence and description of Clostridium senegalense sp. nov
    Ajay Kumar Mishra
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UMR CNRS, Faculte de Medecine, Aix Marseille Universite
    Stand Genomic Sci 6:386-95. 2012
  5. pmc Genome sequence and description of Alistipes senegalensis sp. nov
    Ajay Kumar Mishra
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, Faculte de Medecine, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
    Stand Genomic Sci 6:1-16. 2012
  6. pmc Non contiguous-finished genome sequence and description of Cellulomonas massiliensis sp. nov
    Jean Christophe Lagier
    Aix Marseille Universite, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    Stand Genomic Sci 7:258-70. 2012
  7. pmc Non-contiguous finished genome sequence and description of Anaerococcus vaginalis
    Perrine Hugon
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UMR CNRS 6236 IRD 198, Faculte de Medecine, Aix Marseille Universite
    Stand Genomic Sci 6:356-65. 2012
  8. pmc Non contiguous-finished genome sequence and description of Peptoniphilus grossensis sp. nov
    Ajay Kumar Mishra
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UMR CNRS 7278
    Stand Genomic Sci 7:320-30. 2012
  9. pmc Non contiguous-finished genome sequence and description of Bacillus timonensis sp. nov
    Sahare Kokcha
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UMR CNRS 6236 IRD 198, Faculte de Medecine, Aix Marseille Universite
    Stand Genomic Sci 6:346-55. 2012
  10. pmc Genome sequence and description of Aeromicrobium massiliense sp. nov
    Dhamodharan Ramasamy
    Aix Marseille Universite, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    Stand Genomic Sci 7:246-57. 2012

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Publications126 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Non-contiguous finished genome sequence and description of Alistipes timonensis sp. nov
    Jean Christophe Lagier
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UMR, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
    Stand Genomic Sci 6:315-24. 2012
    ..The 3,497,779 bp long genome (one chromosome but no plasmid) contains 2,742 protein-coding and 50 RNA genes, including three rRNA genes...
  2. pmc Non-contiguous finished genome sequence and description of Paenibacillus senegalensis sp. nov
    Ajay Kumar Mishra
    Aix Marseille Universite, URMITE, UM63, CNRS7278, IRD198, Inserm1095, Institut Hospitalo Universitaire Méditerranée Infection, Faculte de Medecine
    Stand Genomic Sci 7:70-81. 2012
    ..The 5,581,254 bp long genome (1 chromosome but no plasmid) exhibits a G+C content of 48.2% and contains 5,008 protein-coding and 51 RNA genes, including 9 rRNA genes...
  3. pmc Non-contiguous finished genome sequence and description of Brevibacterium senegalense sp. nov
    Sahare Kokcha
    Aix Marseille Universite, Faculte de Medecine
    Stand Genomic Sci 7:233-45. 2012
    ..Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. The 3,425,960 bp long genome (1 chromosome but no plasmid) contains 3,064 protein-coding and 49 RNA genes...
  4. pmc Non-contiguous finished genome sequence and description of Clostridium senegalense sp. nov
    Ajay Kumar Mishra
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UMR CNRS, Faculte de Medecine, Aix Marseille Universite
    Stand Genomic Sci 6:386-95. 2012
    ..The 3,893,008 bp long genome (1 chromosome but no plasmid) exhibits a G+C content of 26.8% and contains 3,704 protein-coding and 57 RNA genes, including 6 rRNA genes...
  5. pmc Genome sequence and description of Alistipes senegalensis sp. nov
    Ajay Kumar Mishra
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, Faculte de Medecine, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
    Stand Genomic Sci 6:1-16. 2012
    ..The 4,017,609 bp long genome (1 chromosome, but no plasmid) contains 3,113 protein-coding and 50 RNA genes, including 5 rRNA genes...
  6. pmc Non contiguous-finished genome sequence and description of Cellulomonas massiliensis sp. nov
    Jean Christophe Lagier
    Aix Marseille Universite, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    Stand Genomic Sci 7:258-70. 2012
    ..C. massiliensis is an aerobic rod-shaped bacterium. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. The 3,407,283 bp long genome contains 3,083 protein-coding and 48 RNA genes...
  7. pmc Non-contiguous finished genome sequence and description of Anaerococcus vaginalis
    Perrine Hugon
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UMR CNRS 6236 IRD 198, Faculte de Medecine, Aix Marseille Universite
    Stand Genomic Sci 6:356-65. 2012
    ..The 2,048,125-bp long (one chromosome but no plasmid) and contains 2,095 protein-coding and 38 RNA genes, including three rRNA genes...
  8. pmc Non contiguous-finished genome sequence and description of Peptoniphilus grossensis sp. nov
    Ajay Kumar Mishra
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UMR CNRS 7278
    Stand Genomic Sci 7:320-30. 2012
    ..The 2,101,866-bp long genome (1 chromosome but no plasmid) exhibits a G+C content of 33.9% and contains 2,041 protein-coding and 29 RNA genes, including 3 rRNA genes...
  9. pmc Non contiguous-finished genome sequence and description of Bacillus timonensis sp. nov
    Sahare Kokcha
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UMR CNRS 6236 IRD 198, Faculte de Medecine, Aix Marseille Universite
    Stand Genomic Sci 6:346-55. 2012
    ..Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. The 4,632,049 bp long genome (1 chromosome but no plasmid) contains 4,610 protein-coding and 74 RNA genes, including 5 rRNA genes...
  10. pmc Genome sequence and description of Aeromicrobium massiliense sp. nov
    Dhamodharan Ramasamy
    Aix Marseille Universite, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    Stand Genomic Sci 7:246-57. 2012
    ..Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. The 3,322,119 bp long genome contains 3,296 protein-coding and 51 RNA genes...
  11. pmc Non-contiguous finished genome sequence and description of Herbaspirillum massiliense sp. nov
    Jean Christophe Lagier
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, Aix Marseille Universite
    Stand Genomic Sci 7:200-9. 2012
    ..The 4,186,486 bp long genome (one chromosome but no plasmid) contains 3,847 protein-coding and 54 RNA genes, including 3 rRNA genes...
  12. pmc Non contiguous-finished genome sequence and description of Peptoniphilus timonensis sp. nov
    Ajay Kumar Mishra
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UMR, Aix Marseille Universite, France
    Stand Genomic Sci 7:1-11. 2012
    ..Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. The 1,758,598 bp long genome (1 chromosome, no plasmid) contains 1,922 protein-coding and 22 RNA genes, including 5 rRNA genes...
  13. pmc Deciphering genomic virulence traits of a Staphylococcus epidermidis strain causing native-valve endocarditis
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Aix Marseille Universite, URMITE, UM63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, INSERM U1095, Institut Hospitalo Universitaire Méditerranée Infection, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    J Clin Microbiol 51:1617-21. 2013
    ..The 2.5-Mb genome from strain CSUR P278 exhibited a unique sequence type among S. epidermidis strains and contained 32 genes previously considered virulence genes in this species...
  14. pmc Genomic comparison of Kingella kingae strains
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Aix Marseille Universite, URMITE, UM63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, INSERM 1095, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    J Bacteriol 194:5972. 2012
    ..We sequenced the genome from the septic arthritis strain 11220434. It is composed of a 1,990,794-bp chromosome but no plasmid, and it contains 2,042 protein-coding genes and 52 RNA genes, including 3 rRNA genes...
  15. pmc Comparative genomics of multidrug resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Information Genomique et Structurale, Institute for Structural Biology and Microbiology, IBSM, Marseille, France
    PLoS Genet 2:e7. 2006
    ..Whole-genome sequencing appears to be a fast and efficient approach to the exhaustive identification of resistance genes in epidemic infectious agents of clinical significance...
  16. pmc Actinomadura meyerae osteitis following wound contamination with hay in a woman in France: a case report
    Emilie Bonnet
    Fédération de Microbiologie, Hopital de la Timone, Marseille, France
    J Med Case Reports 5:32. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  17. pmc Analysis of the Rickettsia africae genome reveals that virulence acquisition in Rickettsia species may be explained by genome reduction
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48 CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, Marseille Cedex 05, France
    BMC Genomics 10:166. 2009
    ..prowazekii, which causes epidemic typhus and kills its arthropod host, to the mild pathogen R. africae, the agent of African tick-bite fever, which does not affect the fitness of its tick vector...
  18. doi Finegoldia magna, an early post-operative cause of infectious endocarditis: report of two cases and review of the literature
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Fédération de Microbiologie, Hopital de la Timone, Marseille Hôpital de la Timone, rue Saint Pierre, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France
    Anaerobe 14:310-2. 2008
    ..Our report highlights the potential role of F. magna in early post-surgical endocarditis on prosthetic valves...
  19. pmc Mycoplasma hominis brain abscess following uterus curettage: a case report
    Mouhamad Al Masalma
    Fédération de Microbiologie, Hopital de la Timone, Marseille, France
    J Med Case Reports 5:278. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  20. doi Current knowledge on phylogeny and taxonomy of Rickettsia spp
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS IRD UMR 6236, Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1166:1-11. 2009
    ..These data were incorporated into polyphasic consensus guidelines that provide clear recommendations for the taxonomic classification and nomenclature of rickettsiae and rickettsial diseases...
  21. doi Prospects for the future using genomics and proteomics in clinical microbiology
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unité de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses Tropicales et Emergentes, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille Cedex 5, 13385 France
    Annu Rev Microbiol 65:169-88. 2011
    ..Herein, we review current achievements of genomics and proteomics and discuss potential developments for clinical microbiology laboratories...
  22. pmc Multispacer typing to study the genotypic distribution of Bartonella henselae populations
    Wenjun Li
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2499-506. 2006
    ..Finally, we provide a free-access MST-Rick online software program (http://ifr48.timone.univ-mrs.fr/MST_BHenselae/mst) that investigators may use to compare their own MST sequences to our database...
  23. pmc The genome sequence of Rickettsia felis identifies the first putative conjugative plasmid in an obligate intracellular parasite
    Hiroyuki Ogata
    Structural and Genomic Information Laboratory, UPR 2589, IBSM, CNRS, Marseille Cedex, France
    PLoS Biol 3:e248. 2005
    ..Our study demonstrates that complete genome sequencing is the fastest approach to reveal phenotypic characters of recently cultured obligate intracellular bacteria...
  24. pmc Detection of a rickettsia closely related to Rickettsia aeschlimannii, "Rickettsia heilongjiangensis," Rickettsia sp. strain RpA4, and Ehrlichia muris in ticks collected in Russia and Kazakhstan
    Stanislav Shpynov
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France
    J Clin Microbiol 42:2221-3. 2004
    ..In Kazakhstan, we detected Rickettsia sp. strain RpA4 and a rickettsia closely related to Rickettsia aeschlimannii. These agents should be considered in a differential diagnosis of tick-borne infections in these areas...
  25. pmc Genetic identification of rickettsiae isolated from ticks in Japan
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, CNRS UMR 6020 27, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille, Cedex 05, France
    J Clin Microbiol 40:2176-81. 2002
    ..Finally, we identified a new genotype of unknown pathogenicity, genotype AT, that was isolated from Amblyomma testudinarium ticks and that is closely related to a Slovakian genotype obtained from Ixodes ricinus ticks...
  26. ncbi Isolation of a rickettsia related to Astrakhan fever rickettsia from a patient in Chad
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseilles Cedex 05, France
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:152-7. 2003
    ..Although Astrakhan fever rickettsia is transmitted by Rhipicephalus ticks in Europe, further studies are indicated to identify its vector in Africa where these ticks are also prevalent...
  27. pmc Use of highly variable intergenic spacer sequences for multispacer typing of Rickettsia conorii strains
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Blvd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France
    J Clin Microbiol 42:5757-66. 2004
    ..conorii isolates. Our study supports the usefulness of MST for strain genotyping. This tool may be useful for tracing a strain and identifying its source during outbreaks, including those resulting from bioterrorism...
  28. pmc Genome sequence of Rickettsia bellii illuminates the role of amoebae in gene exchanges between intracellular pathogens
    Hiroyuki Ogata
    Structural and Genomic Information Laboratory, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UPR 2589, Institut de Biologie Structurale et Microbiologie, Parc Scientifique de Luminy, Marseille, France
    PLoS Genet 2:e76. 2006
    ....
  29. pmc Multispacer typing of Rickettsia prowazekii enabling epidemiological studies of epidemic typhus
    Yong Zhu
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    J Clin Microbiol 43:4708-12. 2005
    ..This may help to discriminate between natural and intentional outbreaks. Our study supports the usefulness of MST as a versatile method for rickettsial strain genotyping...
  30. ncbi Molecular identification of a collection of spotted Fever group rickettsiae obtained from patients and ticks from Russia
    Stanislav N Shpynov
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:440-3. 2006
    ..Clinicians should be aware that several spotted fever rickettsioses with different prognoses coexist in Russia in areas where NATT was the only previously recognized rickettsiosis...
  31. ncbi Molecular evolution of rickettsia surface antigens: evidence of positive selection
    Guillaume Blanc
    Information Genomique et Structurale, UPR 2589, 31 Chemin Joseph Aiguier, 13402 Marseille Cedex 20, France
    Mol Biol Evol 22:2073-83. 2005
    ....
  32. pmc Genotyping of human lice suggests multiple emergencies of body lice from local head louse populations
    Wenjun Li
    URMITE, UMR CNRS 6236, IRD 198, Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e641. 2010
    ..Recent studies suggest that body lice arose several times from head louse populations...
  33. doi A polyphasic strategy incorporating genomic data for the taxonomic description of novel bacterial species
    Dhamodharan Ramasamy
    Unité de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes URMITE, Institut Hospitalo Universitaire Méditerranée Infection, Aix Marseille Universite, UMR63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, INSERM U1095, Faculte de Medecine, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13005 Marseille, France
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 64:384-91. 2014
    ..This strategy, which we name taxono-genomics, may contribute to the taxonomic classification of bacteria. ..
  34. pmc Identification of rare pathogenic bacteria in a clinical microbiology laboratory: impact of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry
    Piseth Seng
    Aix Marseille Universite, URMITE, UM63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, INSERM 1095, Marseille, France
    J Clin Microbiol 51:2182-94. 2013
    ....
  35. pmc Proposal to create subspecies of Rickettsia conorii based on multi-locus sequence typing and an emended description of Rickettsia conorii
    Yong Zhu
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    BMC Microbiol 5:11. 2005
    ..Then, we selected a representative of each MLST genotype and used multi-spacer typing (MST) and mouse serotyping to estimate their degree of taxonomic relatedness...
  36. pmc Gene sequence-based criteria for identification of new rickettsia isolates and description of Rickettsia heilongjiangensis sp. nov
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    J Clin Microbiol 41:5456-65. 2003
    ..3% for the ompA and ompB genes and gene D, respectively. By use of our classification scheme, "Rickettsia heilongjiangii" belongs to a new species for which we officially propose the name Rickettsia heilongjiangensis sp. nov...
  37. pmc Value of microimmunofluorescence for diagnosis and follow-up of Bartonella endocarditis
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48 CNRS, UMR 6020 Université de la Méditerranée, Faculte de Medecine, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 9:795-801. 2002
    ..We propose that this criterion, which may also help with the detection of late relapses, be included as a major criterion in the Duke criteria for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis...
  38. pmc Update on tick-borne rickettsioses around the world: a geographic approach
    Philippe Parola
    Aix Marseille Universite, Unité de Recherche en Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes URMITE, UM63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, INSERM 1095, WHO Collaborative Center for Rickettsioses and Other Arthropod Borne Bacterial Diseases, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    Clin Microbiol Rev 26:657-702. 2013
    ..Here, we present the current knowledge on tick-borne rickettsiae and rickettsioses using a geographic approach toward the epidemiology of these diseases...
  39. pmc Persistence of DNA in a cured patient and positive culture in cases with low antibody levels bring into question diagnosis of Q fever endocarditis
    Sophie Edouard
    Aix Marseille Universite, URMITE, UM63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, INSERM 1095, Marseille, France
    J Clin Microbiol 51:3012-7. 2013
    ..We recommend testing cardiovascular samples using 3 or 4 different biopsy sections by qPCR evaluation for patients with IgG I titers of ≥200. ..
  40. pmc Identification of rickettsial isolates at the species level using multi-spacer typing
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille Cedex 05, France
    BMC Microbiol 7:72. 2007
    ....
  41. pmc Genotyping, Orientalis-like Yersinia pestis, and plague pandemics
    Michel Drancourt
    Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1585-92. 2004
    ..pestis Orientalis. These data indicate that Y. pestis caused cases of Justinian plague. The two historical plague pandemics were likely caused by Orientalis-like strains...
  42. ncbi Rickettsia tamurae sp. nov., isolated from Amblyomma testudinarium ticks
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:1673-5. 2006
    ..Such genotypic and phenotypic characteristics warrant its classification as a representative of a novel species, for which the name Rickettsia tamurae sp. nov. is proposed, with the type strain AT-1(T) (=CSUR R1(T))...
  43. ncbi Spotless rickettsiosis caused by Rickettsia slovaca and associated with Dermacentor ticks
    Didier Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Clin Infect Dis 34:1331-6. 2002
    ..Immunofluorescence and/or Western blot analysis detected antibodies in 50% of tested patients. Three Dermacentor ticks obtained from patients revealed R. slovaca by PCR...
  44. ncbi Detection of members of the genera Rickettsia, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia in ticks collected in the Asiatic part of Russia
    Stanislav Shpynov
    Unité des Rickettsies CNRS UMR6020, IFR48, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1078:378-83. 2006
    ..helvetica, A. bovis, Ehrlichia muris, "Ehrlichia-like" "Schotti variant," and bacterium "Montezuma." Our findings indicated the distribution of rickettsiae and ehrlichiae in hard ticks in Russia...
  45. doi Investigation of blood culture-negative early prosthetic valve endocarditis reveals high prevalence of fungi
    Franck Thuny
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, CNRS IRD UMR 6236, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Blvd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Heart 96:743-7. 2010
    ..Therefore, fungi should be investigated particularly by molecular methods on surgical specimens and an antifungal drug might be added to the empiric treatment...
  46. ncbi An experimental model of human body louse infection with Rickettsia prowazekii
    Linda Houhamdi
    Unite des Rickettsies, Institut Fédératif de Recheche 48, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    J Infect Dis 186:1639-46. 2002
    ..Through cell culture, rickettsiae were cultivated from fecal samples up to 10 days after their emission. The administration of doxycycline to the rabbit during louse feeding did not cure lice from R. prowazekii infection...
  47. ncbi Modern clinical microbiology: new challenges and solutions
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UM63, CNRS7278, IRD198, InsermU1095, Marseille, France
    Nat Rev Microbiol 11:574-85. 2013
    ..When balanced with cost, these developments can improve the workflow and output of clinical microbiology laboratories and, by identifying and characterizing microbial pathogens, provide significant input to scientific discovery...
  48. pmc Insight into cross-talk between intra-amoebal pathogens
    Gregory Gimenez
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    BMC Genomics 12:542. 2011
    ..This characteristic is proposed to be the result of frequent gene exchanges with other bacteria that share a sympatric lifestyle and contrasts with the genome reduction observed among strict human pathogens...
  49. doi MALDI-TOF-mass spectrometry applications in clinical microbiology
    Piseth Seng
    Pôle des Maladies Infectieuses, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille et URMITE UMR CNRS IRD 6236, IFR48, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Future Microbiol 5:1733-54. 2010
    ..We will also discuss the application of MALDI-TOF-MS tools in the identification of Archaea, eukaryotes and viruses. Pathogenic identification from colony-cultured, blood-cultured, urine and environmental samples is also reviewed...
  50. pmc Suicide PCR on skin biopsy specimens for diagnosis of rickettsioses
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    J Clin Microbiol 42:3428-34. 2004
    ..03). We propose the use of the suicide PCR as a sensitive, specific, and versatile technique for improving the diagnosis of rickettsioses, especially when it is used on eschar biopsy specimens taken prior to antibiotic therapy...
  51. ncbi Quantitative histological examination of bioprosthetic heart valves
    Hubert Lepidi
    Unite des Rickettsies et des Pathogenes Emergents, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Clin Infect Dis 42:590-6. 2006
    ..Such histological findings may be misdiagnosed as infective endocarditis...
  52. ncbi Phylogenetic study of Rickettsia species using sequences of the autotransporter protein-encoding gene sca2
    Maxime Ngwamidiba
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1063:94-9. 2005
    ..rickettsii, R. massiliae, R. akari, and typhus groups, which were supported by significant bootstrap values...
  53. pmc Sca1, a previously undescribed paralog from autotransporter protein-encoding genes in Rickettsia species
    Maxime Ngwamidiba
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    BMC Microbiol 6:12. 2006
    ....
  54. ncbi Diagnosis of infectious endocarditis in patients undergoing valve surgery
    Gilbert Greub
    Unite des Rickettsies, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Am J Med 118:230-8. 2005
    ..Thus, we studied the contribution of valvular histology, culture, and 16S rRNA PCR amplification plus sequencing to the diagnosis of infectious endocarditis in patients undergoing valve surgery...
  55. ncbi Quantitative histological examination of mechanical heart valves
    Hubert Lepidi
    Unite des Rickettsies et des Pathogenes Emergents, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Clin Infect Dis 40:655-61. 2005
    ..However, the histological features that characterize infective endocarditis are not accurately defined at the qualitative and quantitative levels...
  56. pmc Genomic analysis of Rickettsia japonica strain YHT
    Xin Dong
    Faculte de Medecine, Aix Marseille Universite, URMITE, UM63, CNRS7278, IRD198, InsermU1095, Institut Hospitalo Universitaire Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France
    J Bacteriol 194:6992. 2012
    ..Rickettsia japonica strain YH, isolated in 1984 in Japan, is the type strain of R. japonica, the tick-borne agent of Japanese spotted fever. Here, we report the 1.33-Mb genome of this rickettsial species...
  57. pmc Genome sequence of Rickettsia conorii subsp. caspia, the agent of Astrakhan fever
    Erwin Sentausa
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UMR CNRS 7278, IRD 190, IFR48, Institut Hospitalo Universitaire Méditerranée Infection, Faculte de Medecine, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
    J Bacteriol 194:4763-4. 2012
    ..Rickettsia conorii subsp. caspia is the agent of Astrakhan fever, a spotted fever group rickettsiosis endemic to Astrakhan, Russia. The present study reports the draft genome of Rickettsia conorii subsp. caspia strain A-167...
  58. ncbi Comprehensive diagnostic strategy for blood culture-negative endocarditis: a prospective study of 819 new cases
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Unite Mixte de Recherche 6236, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, France
    Clin Infect Dis 51:131-40. 2010
    ..whipplei, Bartonella species, and fungi in blood. Broad-spectrum 16S and 18S ribosomal RNA PCR may be performed on valvular biopsies, when available...
  59. doi Metagenomic analysis of brain abscesses identifies specific bacterial associations
    Mouhamad Al Masalma
    Fédération de Microbiologie Clinique, Hopital de la Timone, Marseille, France
    Clin Infect Dis 54:202-10. 2012
    ..In a previous study, using a metagenomic approach based on 16S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) amplification, we demonstrated that the diversity of the microbial flora involved in these infections was underestimated...
  60. doi Genotyping reveals a wide heterogeneity of Tropheryma whipplei
    Wenjun Li
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Microbiology 154:521-7. 2008
    ..whipplei strains that is apparently independent of geographical distribution and unrelated to bacterial pathogenicity. Genotyping in Whipple's disease may, however, be useful in epidemiological studies...
  61. ncbi Phylogenetic classification of Bartonella species by comparing groEL sequences
    Zaher Zeaiter
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UPRES A 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:165-71. 2002
    ..In addition, the groEL gene was shown to be useful in subtyping six B. henselae isolates into three variants: Houston, Marseille and Fizz...
  62. ncbi Lymphangitis-associated rickettsiosis, a new rickettsiosis caused by Rickettsia sibirica mongolotimonae: seven new cases and review of the literature
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    Clin Infect Dis 40:1435-44. 2005
    ..Rickettsia sibirica mongolotimonae has been found in Hyalomma ticks in Inner Mongolia (in China) and Niger and in humans in France and South Africa. To date, only 3 cases of human infection have been reported...
  63. pmc rpoB gene sequence-based identification of aerobic Gram-positive cocci of the genera Streptococcus, Enterococcus, Gemella, Abiotrophia, and Granulicatella
    Michel Drancourt
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    J Clin Microbiol 42:497-504. 2004
    ..pneumoniae-S. oralis-S. mitis group and the S. agalactiae-S. difficile group. These signatures allowed us to design a S. pneumoniae-specific PCR and sequencing primer pair...
  64. ncbi Estimation of prokaryote genomic DNA G+C content by sequencing universally conserved genes
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Information Genomique et Structurale, CNRS UPR2589, Case 934, 163 Avenue de Luminy, 13288 Marseille Cedex 09, France
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:1025-9. 2006
    ..These data suggest that the genomic DNA G+C content of prokaryotes may be estimated easily and reliably from the ftsY gene sequence...
  65. ncbi Detection of Astrakhan fever rickettsia from ticks in Kosovo
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseilles Cedex 05, France
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:158-61. 2003
    ..We suspect that the area of distribution of this rickettsia could be wider than initially suspected. Moreover, as R. sanguineus ticks bite humans, Astrakhan fever might be a cause of spotted fever in Kosovo...
  66. pmc Improved culture from lymph nodes of patients with cat scratch disease and genotypic characterization of Bartonella henselae isolates in Australia
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, IFR 48, Faculte de Medecine, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille, France
    J Clin Microbiol 40:3620-4. 2002
    ..henselae Houston, variant Houston-1 (12.5%). Our study describes an efficient culture method for the diagnosis of cat scratch disease and contributes to the description of the genotypic distribution of B. henselae in Australia...
  67. pmc Kinetics of antibody responses in Rickettsia africae and Rickettsia conorii infections
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UPRESA 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 9:324-8. 2002
    ..We recommend that sera collected 4 weeks after the onset of signs of patients with suspected African tick-bite fever should be used for the definitive serological diagnosis of R. africae infections...
  68. pmc DNA persistence and relapses questions on the treatment strategies of Enterococcus infections of prosthetic valves
    Jean Paul Casalta
    URMITE, Aix Marseille Universite, UMR CNRS 7278, IRD 198, INSERM 1095, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    PLoS ONE 7:e53335. 2012
    ....
  69. pmc Genome sequence of Rickettsia australis, the agent of Queensland tick typhus
    Xin Dong
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, Institut Hospitalo Universitaire Méditerranée Infection, UMR CNRS 7278 IRD 198, Faculte de Medecine, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
    J Bacteriol 194:5129. 2012
    ..It is the tick-borne agent of Queensland tick typhus, a disease endemic in Australia. The 1.29-Mb genome sequence of this bacterium is highly similar to that of Rickettsia akari but contains two plasmids...
  70. pmc Genome sequence of Rickettsia conorii subsp. israelensis, the agent of Israeli spotted fever
    Erwin Sentausa
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UMR CNRS 7278 IRD 198, IFR48, Institut hospitalo universitaire, Méditerranée Infection, Faculte de Medecine, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
    J Bacteriol 194:5130-1. 2012
    ..israelensis is the agent of Israeli spotted fever. The present study reports the draft genome of Rickettsia conorii subsp. israelensis strain ISTT CDC1, isolated from a Rhipicephalus sanguineus tick collected in Israel...
  71. pmc Genome sequence of Diplorickettsia massiliensis, an emerging Ixodes ricinus-associated human pathogen
    Mano J Mathew
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UMR CNRS 6236 IRD 198, Faculte de Medecine, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
    J Bacteriol 194:3287. 2012
    ..We sequenced the genome from strain 20B, isolated from an Ixodes ricinus tick. The genome consists of a 1,727,973-bp chromosome but no plasmid and includes 2,269 protein-coding genes and 42 RNA genes, including 3 rRNA genes...
  72. pmc Genome sequence of Bartonella birtlesii, a bacterium isolated from small rodents of the genus Apodemus
    Jean Marc Rolain
    URMITE CNRS IRD, UMR 6236, Méditerranée Infection, Faculte de Medecine et de Pharmacie, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
    J Bacteriol 194:4779. 2012
    ..Bartonella birtlesii is a facultative intracellular bacterium isolated from the blood of small mammals of the genus Apodemus. The present study reports the draft genome of Bartonella birtlesii strain IBS 135(T) (CIP 106691(T))...
  73. pmc Prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Pseudomonas luteola
    Jean Paul Casalta
    Laboratoire de Microbiologie, IFR 48, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de la Timone, 264 rue Saint Pierre, Marseille, France
    BMC Infect Dis 5:82. 2005
    ..Pseudomonas luteola has been recognized as an uncommon cause of bacteremia and of infections in patients with underlying medical disorders...
  74. pmc Endocarditis caused by Cardiobacterium valvarum
    Elisabeth Bothelo
    Laboratoire de Microbiologie, CNRS UMS 6020, IFR 48, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de la Timone, 264 rue Saint Pierre, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France
    J Clin Microbiol 44:657-8. 2006
    ..Characterization of the organism through phenotypic and genotypic analyses revealed the causative role of Cardiobacterium valvarum. This is the third reported case of IE caused by C. valvarum...
  75. ncbi Proposal to create subspecies of Rickettsia sibirica and an emended description of Rickettsia sibirica
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1078:597-606. 2006
    ..sibirica subsp. nov. (type strain = 2-4-6, ATCC VR-541(T)), and R. sibirica subsp. mongolitimonae subsp. nov. (type strain = HA-91, ATCC VR-1526(T)). The description of R. sibirica is emended to accommodate the two subspecies...
  76. doi Bacterial strain typing in the genomic era
    Wenjun Li
    Unité des Rickettsies et pathogènes émergents, CNRS UMR 6236, IRD 198, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 33:892-916. 2009
    ....
  77. pmc Aneruptive fever associated with antibodies to Rickettsia helvetica in Europe and Thailand
    Pierre Edouard Fournier
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    J Clin Microbiol 42:816-8. 2004
    ..R. helvetica should be suspected in patients with unexplained fever, especially following a bite from an Ixodes sp. tick...
  78. doi Ongoing revolution in bacteriology: routine identification of bacteria by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry
    Piseth Seng
    Pôle des Maladies Infectieuses, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Marseille, URMITE, Unite Mixte de Recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Institut pour la Recherche et le Développement 6236, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Clin Infect Dis 49:543-51. 2009
    ..Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry accurately identifies both selected bacteria and bacteria in select clinical situations. It has not been evaluated for routine use in the clinic...
  79. pmc Genome sequence of Rickettsia conorii subsp. indica, the agent of Indian tick typhus
    Erwin Sentausa
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UMR CNRS 6236 IRD 198, Faculte de Medecine, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
    J Bacteriol 194:3288-9. 2012
    ..Rickettsia conorii subsp. indica is the agent of Indian tick typhus. The present study reports the draft genome of Rickettsia conorii subsp. indica strain ITTR (ATCC VR-597)...
  80. pmc Genetic diversity of Bartonella henselae in human infection detected with multispacer typing
    Wenjun Li
    Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1178-83. 2007
    ..However, the diversity is not significantly different from that of cat strains. MST is thus a suitable genotyping tool for evaluating the genetic heterogeneity of B. henselae among isolates obtained from human patients...
  81. ncbi Mimivirus and the emerging concept of "giant" virus
    Jean Michel Claverie
    Information Genomique et Structurale, CNRS UPR 2589, IBSM, Parc Scientifique de Luminy, 163 Avenue de Luminy, Case 934, 13288 Marseille Cedex 9, France
    Virus Res 117:133-44. 2006
    ..We propose to introduce the word "girus" to recognize the intermediate status of these giant DNA viruses, the genome complexity of which makes them closer to small parasitic prokaryotes than to regular viruses...
  82. ncbi Evidence for louse-transmitted diseases in soldiers of Napoleon's Grand Army in Vilnius
    Didier Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS Unite Mixte de Recherche UMR 6020, Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    J Infect Dis 193:112-20. 2006
    ..Because soldiers were commonly infested with body lice, it has been speculated that louse-borne infectious diseases, such as epidemic typhus (caused by Rickettsia prowazekii), were common...
  83. pmc Warmer weather linked to tick attack and emergence of severe rickettsioses
    Philippe Parola
    Unité de Recherche en Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, CNRS IRD UMR 6236, WHO Collaborative Centre for Rickettsial and Other Arthropod Borne Bacterial Diseases, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e338. 2008
    ..sanguineus, leading to increased human attacks. From a global perspective, we predict that as a result of globalisation and warming, more pathogens transmitted by the brown dog tick may emerge in the future...
  84. doi Rickettsia raoultii sp. nov., a spotted fever group rickettsia associated with Dermacentor ticks in Europe and Russia
    Oleg Mediannikov
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR6020, IFR 48, Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, 27 Blvd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:1635-9. 2008
    ..This rickettsia also exhibited a serotype distinct from previously described Rickettsia species. The type strain of Rickettsia raoultii sp. nov. is strain Khabarovsk(T) (=CSUR R3(T) =ATCC VR-1596(T))...
  85. pmc Genomic comparison of Rickettsia honei strain RBT and other Rickettsia Species
    Dong Xin
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UMR CNRS 6236, IRD 198, Faculte de Medecine, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
    J Bacteriol 194:4145. 2012
    ..The comparison of this 1.27-Mb genome with other Rickettsia genomes provides additional insight into the mechanisms of evolution in Rickettsia species...
  86. pmc Genome sequence of "Rickettsia sibirica subsp. mongolitimonae"
    Erwin Sentausa
    Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UMR CNRS 6236, IRD 190, IFR48, Faculte de Medecine, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
    J Bacteriol 194:2389-90. 2012
    ..The present study reports the draft genome of Rickettsia sibirica subsp. mongolitimonae strain HA-91...
  87. pmc Detection of rickettsioses and Q fever in Sri Lanka
    Emmanouil Angelakis
    Universite de la Mediterranee, URMITE UMR, CNRS IRD, Faculte de Medecine et de Pharmacie, Marseille, France
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:711-2. 2012
    ..6%) acute Q fever, 3 (1.6%) murine typhus, and 3 (1.6%) were infected by Rickettsia felis. In addition to already described scrub and murine typhus, we found that R. felis and C. burnetii infections should be considered in Sri Lanka...