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Kenchappa, P. and Rao, K.R. and Ahmed, N. and Joshi, S. and Ghousunnissa, S. and Vijayalakshmi, V. and Murthy, K.J.R. (2006) Fluorescent amplified fragment length polymorphism (FAFLP) based molecular epidemiology of hospital infections in a tertiary care setting in Hyderabad, India. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 6 (3). pp. 220-227. ISSN 1567-1348

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Bacterial isolates from respiratory and urinary tract infections in an Indian hospital setting were genotyped using FAFLP analysis. The 77 different isolates analyzed belonged to five genera namely Escherichia, Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas, Enterobacter and Pantoea. Before carrying out FAFLP analysis all the isolates were subjected to16S-23S ribosomal RNA-based species identification. Cluster analysis of FAFLP profiles of 77 isolates generated five groups corresponding to five bacterial genera that are used in the study. Further analyses of the dendrograms revealed efficient species and strain differentiation. Cluster analysis identified genetically distant clones among the clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, two distinct genetic lineages among the Escherichia coli strains and a single cluster of closely related Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates. Ribosomal spacer region amplification identified different species accurately but intraspecies discrimination could not be accomplished completely. Comparison of FAFLP profiles of our isolates, with a pilot database of validated strains, was very useful in identification and worked better in conjunction with dendrogram analysis.

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Depositing User: Dr P Divakar
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2015 11:12
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