Comparative evaluation of an automated ribotyping system versus pulsed-field gel electrophoresis for epidemiological typing of clinical isolates of Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa from patients with recurrent gram-negative bacteremia.

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Ribotyping and macrorestriction analysis of chromosomal DNA using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) are among the more useful molecular epidemiologic typing methods. Because these techniques are labor intensive, automation of one or more steps may allow clinical laboratories to apply molecular typing methods. We compared the recently developed… (More)

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@article{Pfaller1996ComparativeEO, title={Comparative evaluation of an automated ribotyping system versus pulsed-field gel electrophoresis for epidemiological typing of clinical isolates of Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa from patients with recurrent gram-negative bacteremia.}, author={Monika Pfaller and Camilla Wendt and Roger Hollis and R. Wenzel and S J Fritschel and Jane Neubauer and Loreen Adele Herwaldt}, journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease}, year={1996}, volume={25 1}, pages={1-8} }