G Funke

Summary

Affiliation: University of Zurich
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Clinical microbiology of coryneform bacteria
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Microbiol Rev 10:125-59. 1997
  2. ncbi request reprint Corynebacterium confusum sp. nov., isolated from human clinical specimens
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Syst Bacteriol 48:1291-6. 1998
  3. pmc Evaluation of the VITEK 2 system for rapid identification of medically relevant gram-negative rods
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 36:1948-52. 1998
  4. pmc Characteristics of Arthrobacter cumminsii, the most frequently encountered Arthrobacter species in human clinical specimens
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 36:1539-43. 1998
  5. pmc Corynebacterium riegelii sp. nov., an unusual species isolated from female patients with urinary tract infections
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 36:624-7. 1998
  6. ncbi request reprint Aureobacterium resistens sp. nov., exhibiting vancomycin resistance and teicoplanin susceptibility
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 158:89-93. 1998
  7. pmc Multicenter evaluation of the updated and extended API (RAPID) Coryne database 2.0
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 35:3122-6. 1997
  8. ncbi request reprint Corynebacterium mucifaciens sp. nov., an unusual species from human clinical material
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Syst Bacteriol 47:952-7. 1997
  9. ncbi request reprint Actinomyces europaeus sp. nov., isolated from human clinical specimens
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Syst Bacteriol 47:687-92. 1997
  10. pmc Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of some recently established coryneform bacteria
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 40:2874-8. 1996

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. pmc Clinical microbiology of coryneform bacteria
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Microbiol Rev 10:125-59. 1997
    ..Case reports claiming disease associations of coryneform bacteria are critically reviewed. Minimal microbiological requirements for publications on disease associations of coryneform bacteria are proposed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Corynebacterium confusum sp. nov., isolated from human clinical specimens
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Syst Bacteriol 48:1291-6. 1998
    ..nov. is proposed. The type strain of Corynebacterium confusum is CCUG 38267T...
  3. pmc Evaluation of the VITEK 2 system for rapid identification of medically relevant gram-negative rods
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 36:1948-52. 1998
    ..This system is a promising, highly automated new tool for the rapid identification of gram-negative bacilli from human clinical specimens...
  4. pmc Characteristics of Arthrobacter cumminsii, the most frequently encountered Arthrobacter species in human clinical specimens
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 36:1539-43. 1998
    ..Due to the lack of A. cumminsii in established identification systems, it is most likely that this species is underdiagnosed in many routine clinical bacteriology laboratories...
  5. pmc Corynebacterium riegelii sp. nov., an unusual species isolated from female patients with urinary tract infections
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 36:624-7. 1998
    ..nov. is proposed. The type strain of Corynebacterium riegelii is CCUG 38180 (DSM 44326, CIP 105310)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Aureobacterium resistens sp. nov., exhibiting vancomycin resistance and teicoplanin susceptibility
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 158:89-93. 1998
    ..The name Aureobacterium resistens sp. nov. is proposed for the new bacterium and the type strain is CCUG 38312...
  7. pmc Multicenter evaluation of the updated and extended API (RAPID) Coryne database 2.0
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 35:3122-6. 1997
    ..0. We conclude that the new API (RAPID) Coryne system 2.0 is a useful tool for identifying the diverse group of coryneform bacteria encountered in the routine clinical laboratory...
  8. ncbi request reprint Corynebacterium mucifaciens sp. nov., an unusual species from human clinical material
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Syst Bacteriol 47:952-7. 1997
    ..nov. is proposed. The type strain is CCUG 36878 (= DSM 44265 = CIP 105129)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Actinomyces europaeus sp. nov., isolated from human clinical specimens
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Syst Bacteriol 47:687-92. 1997
    ..The name Actinomyces europaeus sp. nov. is proposed for these clinical isolates. The type strain is CCUG 32789A...
  10. pmc Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of some recently established coryneform bacteria
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 40:2874-8. 1996
    ..Most significantly, for C. amycolatum strains the MICs at which 90% of isolates are inhibited were > or = 32 micrograms/ml for nearly all agents. However, all 480 strains examined were susceptible to glycopeptide antibiotics...
  11. ncbi request reprint Corynebacterium coyleae sp. nov., isolated from human clinical specimens
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Syst Bacteriol 47:92-6. 1997
    ..Based on phenotypic and genotypic findings, a new species, Corynebacterium coyleae sp.nov., is proposed. The type strain of C coylease is strain DSM 44184 (= CCUG 35014)...
  12. pmc Corynebacterium imitans sp. nov. isolated from patients with suspected diphtheria
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich
    J Clin Microbiol 35:1978-83. 1997
    ..nov. is proposed. The type strain is NCTC 13015 (DSM 44264; CCUG 36877)...
  13. pmc Coryneform bacteria in throat cultures of healthy individuals
    A von Graevenitz
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 36:2087-8. 1998
    ..Surprisingly, 76% of them were strains of Corynebacterium durum (47%) and Rothia dentocariosa (29%). Only two were strains of Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum, and none were strains of C. striatum, C. amycolatum, or C. diphtheriae...
  14. ncbi request reprint Endophthalmitis due to Microbacterium species: case report and review of microbacterium infections
    G Funke
    Department of Medical Microbiology, , Switzerland
    Clin Infect Dis 24:713-6. 1997
    ..If the infected tissue or medical device is removed and antimicrobial therapy (preferably with beta-lactams or glycopeptides) is instituted, the prognosis is usually favorable for patients with microbacterium infections...
  15. pmc Emergence of related nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae biotype mitis strains in Western Europe
    G Funke
    University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Emerg Infect Dis 5:477-80. 1999
    ..Such isolates had only been observed in Switzerland...