Molecular epidemiological survey of penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae from Asia, Europe, and North America

Todd Davies, Richard V. Goering, Marguerite Lovgren, James A. Talbot, Michael R. Jacobs, Peter C. Appelbaum

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One hundred penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (PRSP) strains from Asia, Europe, and North America were analyzed using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis; fingerprinting of penicillin binding protein (pbp) genes; and BOX PCR. Results show that six PFGE patterns (three patterns comprising ≥ 2 serotypes) were found widespread and accounted for 64 of the 100 PRSP strains. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1 1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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