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The occurrence and genetic variability of isolates in two Hungarian hospitals, located in Debrecen and Pécs, were examined. Among the 209 isolates examined, 20 were found to belong to , based on morphological, physiological and molecular data. The frequency of occurrence of isolates (9.6 %) was lower than that observed in Europe but higher than that observed previously in Hungary. The genetic variability of isolates was also examined using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis and sequence analysis of the intergenic transcribed spacer (ITS) region of the rRNA gene cluster. The genetic variability of the isolates was relatively high, as revealed by RAPD analysis. Two isolates were found to belong to the recently described species ( group III), based on ITS sequence data, RAPD analysis and phenotypic data. These two isolates could also be distinguished from isolates using a primer pair developed for the detection of group I isolates. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first report on the identification of from bloodstream infection.

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