Journal Article

Probiotic <i>Enterococcus faecium</i> Strain Is a Possible Recipient of the <i>vanA</i> Gene Cluster

Bodil Lund and Charlotta Edlund

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 9, pages 1384-1385
Published in print May 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/319994
Probiotic Enterococcus faecium Strain Is a Possible Recipient of the vanA Gene Cluster

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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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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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