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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 302-304

Metallo beta lactamase producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii


1 Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of science, Bangalore - 560 012, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Periyar University, Salem - 636 011, Tamil Nadu, India

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Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of science, Bangalore - 560 012
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.83918

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This study aims in identifying MBLs particularly Zn requiring Molecular Class B enzymes produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii .The resistance by these organisms are in a rise against all antibiotics including carbapenems and no prescribed CLSI guidelines is available for detecting them. Clinical isolates antibiotic susceptibility was determined by number of phenotypic tests by addition of 50mM of 10 μl zinc as cofactor for metallo beta lactamase production along with 0.5M ETDA of 5μl (930 μg per disk) plain disks. Increase in zone size of the meropenem -EDTA disk compared to the meropenem disk without EDTA was recorded positive. For Zn requiring MBLs zone towards both disks of EDTA and Zn along with meropenem is detected by DDST.






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