Figure. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) banding patterns of chromosomal DNA of 26 isolates of vancomycin-resistant enterococci. There is a clear predominant type, classified as type A (≥80% similarity), composed of 18 isolates of Enterococcus faecium. There are at least 3 subtypes that display a 100% similarity.
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