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Phenotypic and genetic characterization of vancomycin-resistant enterococci from hospitalized humans and from poultry in Korea

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Authors
Jung, Woo Kyung; Hong, Soon Keun; Lim, Ji Youn; Lim, Suk Kyung; Kwon, Nam Hoon; Kim, Jun Man; Koo, Hye Cheong; Kim, So Hyun; Seo, Keun Seok; Ike, Yasuyoshi; Tanimoto, Koichi; Park, Yong Ho
Issue Date
2006-06-05
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing
Federation of European Microbiological Societies
Citation
FEMS Microbiol Lett 260: 193-200
Keywords
VREpoultryPFGEtransferabilityTn1546-like element
Abstract
Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) isolates from humans (23 isolates) and poultry (20 isolates) were characterized by antibiotic susceptibility, vancomycin resistance transferability, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), and structural analysis of Tn1546-like elements. VRE isolates from humans and poultry showed different resistance patterns, transferability, and transfer rate. In addition to these phenotypic differences between humans and poultry VRE, PFGE and the structure of Tn1546-like elements were also distinct. Most poultry isolates (16/20) were identical to the prototype vanA transposon, Tn1546, while most human isolates (21/23) had multiple integrations of insertion sequence. The transmission of VRE and vancomycin resistance determinant between humans and poultry could not be demonstrated in this study.
ISSN
0378-1097
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/6537
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6968.2006.00311.x
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