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Methods Mol Biol. 2019;1946:17-22. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9118-1_2.

Genotyping of Acinetobacter baumannii in Nosocomial Outbreak and Surveillance.

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1
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
2
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. vbalaji@cmcvellore.ac.in.

Abstract

Acinetobacter baumannii is considered to be an important nosocomial pathogen responsible for various outbreaks that have resulted in a need for effective epidemiological typing methods. Different typing methods are available for A. baumannii epidemiological studies. Currently, the phenotypic typing methods are not being used and replaced by various molecular methods. In this chapter, two important epidemiological typing methods, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multi-locus sequence typing (MLST), are discussed.

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Acinetobacter baumannii; Epidemiological typing; MLST; PFGE

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