Surface water isolates of hemolytic and non-hemolytic Acinetobacter with multiple drug and heavy metal resistance ability.

@article{Akbulut2014SurfaceWI,
  title={Surface water isolates of hemolytic and non-hemolytic Acinetobacter with multiple drug and heavy metal resistance ability.},
  author={Sevilay Akbulut and Fadime Yılmaz and Bulent Icgen},
  journal={Journal of water and health},
  year={2014},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={
          1-12
        }
}
Acinetobacter in surface waters are a major concern because of their rapid development of resistance to a wide range of antimicrobials and their ability to persist in these waters for a very long time. Four surface water isolates of Acinetobacter having both multidrug- and multimetal-resistant ability were isolated and identified through biochemical tests and 16S rDNA sequencing. Based on these analyses, two hemolytic isolates were affiliated with Acinetobacter haemolyticus with an accession… 

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