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Incidence of blaIMP and blaVIM Genes among Carbapenemase Producing Escherichia coli in Lahore, Pakistan

Incidence of blaIMP and blaVIM Genes among Carbapenemase Producing Escherichia coli in Lahore, Pakistan

Shafqat Husnain Khan1, Shah Jahan2, Irshad Ahmad3,4, Sadeeq ur Rahman5,* and Tayyab ur Rehman4,*

1Department of Pathology, Microbiology Section, Continental Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
2Department of Immunology, University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
3School of Biomedical Sciences and Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
4Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan
5College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan

Fig. 1.

PCR amplification of blaIMP and blaVIM genes from E. coli isolates. Ethidium bromide stained agarose gel demonstrating PCR amplification of the blaIMP gene (A) and the blaVIM gene (B) from E. coli isolates. Lane M, base pair size markers; Lane 1, positive control; Lane 2 and 7, negative control; Lanes 3 to 6, blaIMP gene positive samples; Lanes 8 to 11, blaVIM gene positive samples.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 51, Iss. 5, Pages 1599-1997

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