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Rapid Detection and Estimation by Pyrosequencing of 23S rRNA Genes with a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Conferring Linezolid Resistance in Enterococci

By Alistair Sinclair, Catherine Arnold and Neil Woodford


Pyrosequencing was used to detect rapidly and estimate the number of 23S rRNA genes with a G2576T mutation in 43 linezolid-resistant and -susceptible clinical isolates of enterococci. The method showed 100% concordance with PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism for detecting isolates homozygous for either G2576 or T2576 or heterozygous for this mutation. A good correlation was found between linezolid MICs and the number of 23S rRNA gene copies carrying the mutation

Topics: Mechanisms of Resistance
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1128/AAC.47.11.3620-3622.2003
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Provided by: PubMed Central
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