Genetic background and antibiotic resistance of Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated in the Republic of Georgia.

@article{Revazishvili2006GeneticBA,
  title={Genetic background and antibiotic resistance of Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated in the Republic of Georgia.},
  author={Tamara Revazishvili and Lela Bakanidze and Tsaro Gomelauri and Ekaterine Zhgenti and Gvantsa Chanturia and Merab Kekelidze and Chythanya Rajanna and Arnold S. Kreger and Alexander Sulakvelidze},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 10},
  pages={3477-83}
}
The genetic composition and antibiotic sensitivities of 50 clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus obtained from various clinics in the Republic of Georgia were characterized. S. aureus strains ATCC 700699 and ATCC 29737 were included as reference standards in all analyses. All 52 strains had identical 16S rRNA profiles. In contrast, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) identified 20 distinct PFGE types among the 52 strains examined, which indicates that PFGE is more discriminating than… CONTINUE READING