Identification of Acinetobacter baumannii by detection of the bla OXA-51-like carbapenemase gene intrinsic to this species

Jane Turton*, Neil Woodford, Judith Glover, Susannah Yarde, Mary E. Kaufmann, Tyrone L. Pitt

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Abstract

blaOXA-51-like was sought in clinical isolates of Acinetobacter species in a multiplex PCR, which also detects blaOXA-23-like and class 1 integrase genes. All isolates that gave a band for bla OXA-51-like identified as A. baumannii. This gene was detected in each of 141 isolates of A. baumannii but not in those of 22 other Acinetobacter species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2974-2976
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume44
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006

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