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Persistence of animal and human glycopeptide-resistant enterococci on two Norwegian poultry farms formerly exposed to avoparcin is associated with a widespread plasmid-mediated vanA element within a polyclonal enterococcus faecium population.

Johnsen PJ, Østerhus JI, Sletvold H, Sørum M, Kruse H, Nielsen K, Simonsen GS, Sundsfjord A. Persistence of animal and human glycopeptide-resistant enterococci on two Norwegian poultry farms formerly exposed to avoparcin is associated with a widespread plasmid-mediated vanA element within a polyclonal enterococcus faecium population. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2005 Jan; 71(1):159-68.

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