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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 2

Bacterial species and type of 16S rRNA methylase gene detected*

Strain no. Bacterial species PCR type of 16S rRNA methylase gene Hospital Clinical specimen
40 Proteus mirabilis rmtC A Sputum
64 Pseudomonas aeruginosa rmtA B Sputum
101 P. aeruginosa rmtA C Otorrhea
103 P. aeruginosa rmtA C Otorrhea
109 P. aeruginosa rmtA C Otorrhea
113 P. aeruginosa rmtA D Bile
127 P. aeruginosa rmtA D Pharynx
157 P. aeruginosa rmtA D Pharynx
158 P. aeruginosa rmtA D Stool
231 Acinetobacter baumannii armA E Wound
249 P. aeruginosa rmtA F Pus
252 P. aeruginosa rmtA F Pleural fluid
328 P. mirabilis rmtC G Sputum
353 P. aeruginosa rmtA H Sputum
386 Escherichia coli rmtB I Urine
422 P. aeruginosa UD J Urine
463 P. aeruginosa rmtA K Urine
469 E. coli armA L Skin
470 Enterobacter aerogenes armA L Stool
471 Klebsiella pneumoniae armA L Stool
479 P. aeruginosa rmtA M Unknown
499 E. coli armA N Urine
509 Enterobacter cloacae armA O Urine
525 P. aeruginosa UD P Urine
527 P. aeruginosa UD Q Blood
593 P. aeruginosa rmtA R Vaginal secretion
615 A. baumannii armA S Sputum
617 A. baumannii armA S Sputum
619 A. baumannii armA S Pus

*Strains for which MIC of arbekacin was 512 mg/L or greater are listed; UD, undetected.

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