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Study of Virulence factor of Acinetobacter baumannii and detection of bap gene

Author: Hadi R. R. AL-Taati , Zahraa J. Jameel , Raghda A. Taha
Journal: Iraqi Journal of Biotechnology المجلة العراقية للتقانات الحياتية ISSN: 18154794 Year: 2018 Volume: 17 Issue: 1 Pages: 37-43
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد


A Total of 150 clinical specimens from different clinical sources including burns, wounds, and urinary tract infections in Baquba General Teaching Hospital for the period from September 2016 to May 2017. 14 isolate were identified as A.baumannii. Sensitivity of 14 clinical isolates were tested against 14 antibiotics. and the result showed all isolate was MDR. All Acinetobacter isolates were investigated for the production of virulence factors which include the ability for the biofilms formation by microtiter plate method, and detection of efflux pumps. 92% of the isolates were biofilms former, and 85.7% of the isolates possess the efflux pumps. also investigate for bap gene responsible for biofilm formation.

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