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Probiotic Enterococcus faecium strain is a possible recipient of the vanA gene cluster
Södertörn University, Avdelning Naturvetenskap.
Södertörn University, Avdelning Naturvetenskap.
2001 (English)In: Clinical Infectious Diseases, ISSN 1058-4838, Vol. 32, no 9, 1384-1385 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The characteristics of Enterococcus faecium have led to concern regarding the safety of probiotics that contain this bacterium. The results of an in vitro filter mating assay indicate that a probiotic E. faecium strain might be a potential recipient of vancomycin resistance genes.

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2001. Vol. 32, no 9, 1384-1385 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15857DOI: 10.1086/319994ISI: 000168517900018PubMedID: 11303279OAI: diva2:509205
Available from: 2012-03-12 Created: 2012-03-09 Last updated: 2012-03-12Bibliographically approved

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