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Zh Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol. 2010 Sep-Oct;(5):8-11.

[Multilocus sequence-typing of Enterococcus faecium fecal isolates].

[Article in Russian]

Abstract

AIM:

Genetic characteristics of Enterococcus faecium strains isolated from human intestine in Russia.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Seven strains of E. faecium with antimicrobial activity against Gram-positive bacteria and yeast fungi were isolated from persons aged 4 months - 44 years. Using multilocus sequence-typing, sequences of internal fragments of genes of general metabolism (adk, atpA, ddl, gyd, gdh, purK, pstS) were determined.

RESULTS:

Number of alleles for each gene varied from 3 for gdh and pstS to 7 for atpA. Sequence-types of 4 out of 7 cultures of enterococci were described earlier, 3 strains were attributed to new sequence-types.

CONCLUSION:

Members of identified in this study sequence-types 32, 135, 170, 361 were isolated earlier in other countries from clinical samples (blood, faeces) and hospital environment. Diversity of sequence-types, sources of isolation and significant remoteness of regions where strains belonging to one sequence-type were isolated point to necessity of thorough study of E. faecium evolution.

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21064223
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