Figure. Random amplified polymorphic DNA patterns of 8 isolates of Mycobacterium abscessus generated by arbitrarily primed PCR with the primers OPA2, OPA18, and M13 (Operon Technologies, Inc., Alameda, CA, USA). Lanes: M, molecular size marker (1-kb ladder; Gibco BRL, Gaithersburg,MD, USA); 1, isolate A; 2, isolate B; 3, isolate C; 4, isolate D; 5, isolate F; 6–8, three unrelated isolates of M. abscessus recovered from cutaneous lesions of 3 patients who were treated at National Taiwan University hospital in 2010 (see text for designation of isolates).
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