RESTRICTION ENDONUCLEASE ANALYSIS of STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS PLASMID DNA FROM 3 CONTINENTS

RESTRICTION ENDONUCLEASE ANALYSIS of STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS PLASMID DNA FROM 3 CONTINENTS

Author Doebbeling, B. N. Google Scholar
Pfaller, M. A. Google Scholar
Hollis, R. J. Google Scholar
Boyken, L. D. Google Scholar
Pignatari, A. C. Google Scholar
Herwaldt, L. A. Google Scholar
Wenzel, R. P. Google Scholar
Institution UNIV IOWA
VET AFFAIRS MED CTR
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
UNIV IOWA HOSP & CLIN
Abstract Staphylococcus aureus isolates (n = 1201) from 20 centers in Europe, the USA and Brazil were evaluated for the presence of epidemiologic markers. Plasmid typing and restriction endonuclease analysis of plasmid DNA confirmed the presence of an apparently identical plasmid in 13 % of clinical isolates. the plasmid was recovered from all 20 hospitals studied, with an overall frequency of > 10 % on each of the three continents. Since relatively few staphylococcal plasmids may be shared by epidemiologically unrelated strains, there are inherent limitations to this otherwise useful technique. Additionally, these data demonstrate the importance of including unrelated strains of Staphylococcus aureus from the local region as controls when molecular typing methods are performed.
Language English
Date 1992-01-01
Published in European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. Wiesbaden 1: Friedr Vieweg Sohn Verlag Gmbh, v. 11, n. 1, p. 4-8, 1992.
ISSN 0934-9723 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Friedr Vieweg Sohn Verlag Gmbh
Extent 4-8
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01971263
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:A1992HJ30300002
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/25235

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