Molecular epidemiology of unrelated clusters of multiresistant strains of Haemophilus influenzae.
Three epidemiologically unrelated clusters of Haemophilus influenzae resistant to ampicillin, chloramphenicol, and tetracycline were studied. The biotypes and cell-envelope protein patterns were determined for 17 nonencapsulated strains, 6 from Dundee and 11 from Cheltenham, and for 6 type b encapsulated strains from Guildford. After mobilization by conjugation, large 32- to 36-MDa plasmids were purified from all the strains. The restriction fragment patterns of the plasmids were determined b...Expand abstract
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