volume 54, issue 3, P593-612 2015
DOI: 10.1128/jcm.01818-15
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Margaret A. Fitzpatrick, Egon A. Ozer, Alan R. Hauser

Abstract: bAcinetobacter baumannii frequently causes nosocomial infections and outbreaks. Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) is a promising technique for strain typing and outbreak investigations. We compared the performance of conventional methods with WGS for strain typing clinical Acinetobacter isolates and analyzing a carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii (CRAB) outbreak. We performed two band-based typing techniques (pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and repetitive extragenic palindromic-PCR), multilocus sequence type (MLST…

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