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Typing Methods for a Study of Gene Transfer in Enterococci

  • D. N. Petts
  • W. C. Noble
  • S. A. Howell
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 418)

Abstract

During a study of the epidemiology of streptococci and enterococci in a burns unit1 it appeared that a patient (VD) was infected or colonised by five strains of Enterococcus faecalis, Table 1. As it seemed possible that the number of apparent strains could have been the result of the exchange or loss of transferable genes, a more detailed study was undertaken.

Keywords

Gene Transfer Enterococcus Faecalis Phage Type Apparent Strain Plasmid Pattern 
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References

  1. 1.
    Petts, D.N. 1992. Antibiotic resistance and resistance genes in streptococci isolated from burned patients. Thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy; University of London.Google Scholar
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    Tenover F.C., R.D. Arbeit, R.V. Goering, P.A. Mickelson, B. E. Murray, D. H Persing, and B. Swaminathan. 1995. Interpreting chromosomal DNA restriction patterns produced by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis: criteria for bacterial strain typing. J.Clin. Microbiol. 33: 2233–2239.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. N. Petts
    • 1
  • W. C. Noble
    • 2
  • S. A. Howell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyBasildon HospitalEssexUK
  2. 2.Institute of DermatologySt. Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK

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