Application of amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis in identification of Acinetobacter baumannii from a tertiary teaching hospital, Malaysia

Kong, B.H.; Hanifah, Y.A.; Yusof, M.Y.; Thong, K.L. (2012) Application of amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis in identification of Acinetobacter baumannii from a tertiary teaching hospital, Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine, 28 (3). ISSN 0127-5720

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Abstract

Acinetobacter baumannii, genomic species 3 and 13TU are being increasingly reported as the most important Acinetobacter species that cause infections in hospitalized patients. These Acinetobacter species are grouped in the Acinetobacter calcoaceticus- Acinetobacter baumannii (Acb) complex. Differentiation of the species in the Acb-complex is limited by phenotypic methods. Therefore, in this study, amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis (ARDRA) was applied to confirm the identity A. baumannii strains as well as to differentiate between the subspecies. One hundred and eighty-five strains from Intensive Care Unit, Universiti Malaya Medical Center (UMMC) were successfully identified as A. baumannii by ARDRA. Acinetobacter genomic species 13TU and 15TU were identified in 3 and 1 strains, respectively. ARDRA provides an accurate, rapid and definitive approach towards the identification of the species level in the genus Acinetobacter. This paper reports the first application ARDRA in genospecies identification of Acinetobacter in Malaysia

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Kong, B.H.
  2. Hanifah, Y.A.
  3. Yusof, M.Y.
  4. Thong, K.L.(University of Malaya)
Journal or Publication Title: Tropical Biomedicine
Additional Information: Microbiology Division, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biological Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2012 16:19
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2014 14:09
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3403

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