Multidrug resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical isolates: a zoneof high heterogeneity(HHZ) as a tool for epidemiological studies

Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 04/13/2012

The high heterogeneity zone consists of several regions including a “hot spot” prone to insertions and other rearrangements. The HHZ is a characteristic genomic area that can be used in the identification and tracking of outbreak–causing strains.

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