Gilles Quesnes

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Simple PCR and sequencing assays that utilize a single pair of degenerate primers were used to characterize a 438-bp-long DNA fragment internal (sodA(int)) to the sodA gene encoding the manganese-dependent superoxide dismutase in 19 enterococcal type strains (Enterococcus avium, Enterococcus casseliflavus, Enterococcus cecorum, Enterococcus columbae,(More)
The broad-range PCR has been successfully developed to search for fastidious, slow-growing or uncultured bacteria, and is mostly used when an empirical antibiotic treatment has already been initiated. The technique generally involves standard PCR targeting the gene coding for 16S ribosomal RNA, and includes a post-PCR visualisation step on agarose gel which(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare cefoxitin and/or moxalactam 30 microg disc diffusion (DD) methods to detect methicillin resistance in coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) using both high- and low-density (HD/LD) inoculum techniques. METHODS A challenge set of 192 CoNS was tested. DD test results were compared with PBP2a detection. RESULTS With the LD inoculum,(More)
We used partial 16S rRNA gene (16S DNA) sequencing for the prospective identification of nonfermenting Gram-negative bacilli recovered from patients attending our cystic fibrosis center (hôpital Necker-Enfants malades), which gave problematic results with conventional phenotypic tests. During 1999, we recovered 1093 isolates of nonfermenting Gram-negative(More)
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