Robert C. Cooksey* , Jacobus H. de Waard†, Mitchell A. Yakrus*, Sean R. Toney*, Omaira Da Mata†, Scott Nowicki‡, Kevin Sohner‡, Elizabeth Koch‡, Cathy A. Petti§, Roger E. Morey*, and Arjun Srinivasan*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Instituto de Biomedicina, Caracas, Venezuela; ‡Ohio Department of Health, Columbus, Ohio, USA; §ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA;
Figure. Repetitive element (Rep)–PCR (A) and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) (B) patterns of Mycobacterium cosmeticum isolates from 2 patients in Ohio and 1 patient in Venezuela. Rep-PCR was performed by using BOXA1R primer (3), and PFGE was performed with restriction enzyme AseI. Lanes 1, 2, Ohio isolates OH1 and OH2; lanes 3, 4, control strains ATCC BAA-878T and ATCC BAA-879; lane 5, Venezuelan isolate VZ1. DNA size standards are 100-bp (S1) and 48.5-kb marker (S2).
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