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Volume 8, Number 9—September 2002

Research

First Characterization of a Cluster of VanA-Type Glycopeptide-Resistant Enterococcus faecium, Colombia

Diana Panesso*, Sigifredo Ospina†, Jaime Robledo‡, María Claudia Vela§, Julieta Peña*, Orville Hernández†, Jinnethe Reyes*, and César A. Arias*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Universidad El Bosque, Bogotá, Colombia; †Hospital San Vicente de Paul, Medellín, Colombia; ‡Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, Medellín, Colombia; §Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogotá, Colombia;

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Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis restriction fragment patterns of SmaI-digested genomic DNA obtained from glycopeptide-resistant Enterococcus faecium isolated at San Vicente de Paul Hospital, Bogotá, Colombia. Lane 1: a susceptible isolate of E. faecium; lane 2–24: Restriction patterns of the 23 VanA-type E. faecium. MWM, molecular weight marker.

Figure. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis restriction fragment patterns of SmaI-digested genomic DNA obtained from glycopeptide-resistant Enterococcus faecium isolated at San Vicente de Paul Hospital, Bogotá, Colombia. Lane 1: a susceptible isolate of E. faecium; lane 2–24: Restriction patterns of the 23 VanA-type E. faecium. MWM, molecular weight marker.

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