Genes encoding OXA-134-like enzymes are found in Acinetobacter lwoffii and A. schindleri and can be used for identification

Jane Turton, Rhiannon Hyde, Kate Martin, Jayesh Shah

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Abstract

bla OXA-134 genes and variants were sought in 21 species of Acinetobacter and found in A. lwoffii, genomic species 9 (regarded as synonyms), and A. schindleri. Sequencing revealed a 9-bp deletion in the gene in the type strain of genomic species 9 (ATCC 9957) relative to the gene in the type strain of A. lwoffii (ATCC 15309). Primers based on the gene without the deletion gave specific amplification of 29 of 30 clinical isolates of A. lwoffii/genomic species 9.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1019-1022
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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