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Volume 13, Number 4—April 2007

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16S rRNA Methylase–producing, Gram-Negative Pathogens, Japan

Kunikazu Yamane*, Jun-ichi Wachino*, Satowa Suzuki*, Naohiro Shibata*, Haru Kato*, Keigo Shibayama*, Kouji Kimura*, Kumiko Kai*, Satoshi Ishikawa*, Yoshiyuki Ozawa*, Toshifumi Konda*, and Yoshichika Arakawa*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan;

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Geographic distribution of hospitals where 16S rRNA methylase gene–positive strains were isolated. Of 16 hospitals, 8 were located in the Kanto area (Gunma, Tokyo, Shizuoka, and Nagano), 3 in the Chubu area (Aichi and Gifu), 4 in the Kinki area (Osaka, Nara, and Hyogo), and 1 in the Kyushu area (Miyazaki). This distribution suggests a sparse but diffuse spread of 16S rRNA methylase–producing, gram-negative pathogenic microbes in Japan. Bacterial species and type of 16S rRNA methylase identified in each hospital are shown in Table 3.

Figure 1. Geographic distribution of hospitals where 16S rRNA methylase gene–positive strains were isolated. Of 16 hospitals, 8 were located in the Kanto area (Gunma, Tokyo, Shizuoka, and Nagano), 3 in the Chubu area (Aichi and Gifu), 4 in the Kinki area (Osaka, Nara, and Hyogo), and 1 in the Kyushu area (Miyazaki). This distribution suggests a sparse but diffuse spread of 16S rRNA methylase–producing, gram-negative pathogenic microbes in Japan. Bacterial species and type of 16S rRNA methylase identified in each hospital are shown in Table 3.

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