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We identified a novel gene cluster in a clinical isolate with vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 4 µg/mL. The ligase gene, , was part of a operon cluster of 4,589 bp on a putative novel integrative conjugative element located in a ca 98 kb genomic region presumed to be acquired by horizontal gene transfer from and sp. 499. Screening for genes in strains with borderline susceptibility to vancomycin is important.


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