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J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Apr;51(4):1263-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03108-12. Epub 2013 Jan 23.

Comparison of multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis with pulsed-field gel electrophoresis typing of Acinetobacter baumannii in China.

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  • 1State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China.

Abstract

A panel of seven variable-number tandem-repeat (VNTR) markers was selected for Acinetobacter baumannii typing analysis (MLVA-7). Compared with pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), MLVA-7 provided greater discrimination. We modified the criteria for MLVA complex assignments proposed previously, and a remarkable congruence between MLVA-7- and PFGE-based strain clustering was observed.

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