whole genome sequencing

Current methods of capsular typing of Streptococcus pneumoniae: possibilities and availability for local laboratories

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines contain a limited number of serotype-specific antigens of S. pneumoniae. It is important for vaccination programmes effectiveness assessment to control a variety of circulating S. pneumoniae serotypes. This review …

Epidemiological significance of genome variations in Pseudomonas aeruginosa causing chronic lung infection in patients with cystic fibrosis

Objective. To present the data on the main mechanism of molecular variation in P. aeruginosa causing chronic lung infection in patients with cystic fibrosis. Materials and Methods. A total of 1800 throat swabs and sputum samples from cystic fibrosis patients were included in the study over the 10-year period. P. aeruginosa isolates were primarily identified by the biochemical method using the API 20NE test strips (bioMerieux, France). Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed by disc diffusion method.

Whole genome sequencing of Mycoplasma hominis strains resistant to ciprofloxacin

In order to determine molecular mechanisms of resistance to ciprofloxacin, clinical isolates of Mycoplasma hominis (2 strains) obtained from women with pelvic inflammatory disease were investigated. Whole genome sequencing was performed using a …