DNA fingerprinting of Pseudomonas aeruginosa serotype O11 by enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus-polymerase chain reaction and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.

We report the use of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus (ERIC)-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to characterize clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa serotype O11 collected from an incident of hospital-acquired infection. Both typing techniques differentiated 20 different strain types among… CONTINUE READING