Prevalence of the vanB2 gene cluster in VanB glycopeptide-resistant enterococci in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and its association with a Tn5382-like element

McGregor, K. F., Young, H.-K., Nolan, C. and Woodford, N. (2001) Prevalence of the vanB2 gene cluster in VanB glycopeptide-resistant enterococci in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and its association with a Tn5382-like element. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 45 (1). pp. 367-368. ISSN 1098-6596

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Abstract

A total of 204 vanB enterococcal isolates, isolated between 1989 and 1999 from patients in 59 different hospitals in England, Wales, and Scotland and from a single hospital in the Republic of Ireland, were examined. Nucleotide sequencing and HhaI digestion of a fragment of the vanB gene was used to distinguish between the vanB1, vanB2, andvanB3 gene clusters (7). Based on theirvanB-HhaI restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) profiles, 202 (99%) isolates contained vanB2. The presence of vanB1 in two isolates was confirmed by sequence analysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: © 2001 American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
Subjects: Medicine and health > Microbiology
Depositing User: Rod Pow
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2012 10:15
Last Modified: 25 May 2017 13:33
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/94

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