Typing Methods for a Study of Gene Transfer in Enterococci
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.
KeywordsGene Transfer Enterococcus Faecalis Phage Type Apparent Strain Plasmid Pattern
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- 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