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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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Table 1

Gram-negative strains investigated during September and October, 2004

Bacterial species Strains, n
Rate of 16S rRNA methylase-producing strains, %
Isolated Resistant to all aminoglycosides tested Harboring 16S rRNA methylase gene, n
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
18,037
384
14
0.08
Escherichia coli
14,701
39
3
0.02
Klebsiella spp.
12,293
11
1
0.008
Enterobacter spp.
6,398
26
2
0.03
Acinetobacter spp.
3,116
33
4
0.12
Serratia marcescens
3,009
14
0
0
Citrobacter spp.
2,422
1
0
0
Proteus spp.
2,389
8
2
0.08
Alcaligenes spp.
443
0
0
0
Other
24,818
8
0
0
Total 87,626 527 26 0.03

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