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J Hyg (Lond). 1986 Oct;97(2):255-63.

Plasmids in group JK coryneform bacteria isolated in a single hospital.

Abstract

Investigation of 39 JK-type coryneform isolates from patients at a single hospital revealed that 23 possessed plasmids, which formed six groups on restriction endonuclease analysis. Four of the groups were associated with production of similar bacteriocin-like substances, and shared a minimum of 6.4 kilobase pairs of DNA. These plasmids, found in isolates from different patients, provide strong direct evidence that person-to-person transmission of JK bacteria had occurred within the hospital.

PMID:
3023480
PMCID:
PMC2083551
DOI:
10.1017/s0022172400065347
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