Presence of virulence factors in Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium susceptible and resistant to vancomycin

@inproceedings{Comerlato2013PresenceOV,
  title={Presence of virulence factors in Enterococcus
faecalis and Enterococcus faecium susceptible and
resistant to vancomycin},
  author={Carolina Baldisserotto Comerlato and Mariah Costa Carvalho de Resende and Juliana Caier{\~a}o and Pedro Alves D'azevedo},
  booktitle={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2013}
}
Despite the increasing importance of Enterococcus as opportunistic pathogens, their virulence factors are still poorly understood. This study determines the frequency of virulence factors in clinical and commensal Enterococcus isolates from inpatients in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Fifty Enterococcus isolates were analysed and the presence of the gelE, asa1 and esp genes was determined. Gelatinase activity and biofilm formation were also tested. The clonal relationships among the isolates were… CONTINUE READING

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