Genomic species identification of acinetobacter of clinical isolates by 16S rDNA sequencing

Misbah, S.; Hassan, H.; Yusof, M.Y.; Hanifah, Y.A.; AbuBakar, S. (2005) Genomic species identification of acinetobacter of clinical isolates by 16S rDNA sequencing. Singapore Medical Journal, 46 (9). pp. 461-464. ISSN 0037-5675

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    Introduction: This study aims to identify Acinetobacter of clinical isolates from the University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC),Kuala Lumpur, to the species level by 16S rDNA sequencing. Methods: 12 representative Acinetobacter isolates of the UMMC inpatients were randomly picked and used for the study. The 16S rDNA sequences were determined and phylogenetic relationships to all known Acinetobacter species were established. Results: Based on the 16S rDNA sequences, all the UMMC isolates were identified as Acinetobacter baumannii. The isolates shared a common ancestral lineage with the prototypes Acinetobacter baumannii DSM30007 and DSM30008 with 99-100 percent sequence similarities. The isolates could be differentiated into two groups by a single nucleotide difference(thymine-cytosine) within the 16S rRNA sequence.Three different genotypes, 1, 3 and 4, were recognised using REP-PCR. The previously uncharacterised Acinetobacter isolates from the UMMC were identified by their 16S rDNA sequences as Acinetobacter baumannii. The isolates were distinguished into at least three different genotypes by REP-PCR genotyping. These findings confirmed for the first time the presence of Acinetobacter baumannii of different genotypes among patients at UMMC.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Singapore Medical Journal
    Additional Information: Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Acinetobacter, genomic species identification, genotyping, 16S ribosomal RNA
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Ms Johana Johari
    Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2012 09:53
    Last Modified: 12 Nov 2012 09:53

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