José Maŕıa Ortiz

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The properties of four P-group plasmids, R26, R527, R751 and R906, which differ in resistance phenotype or in the bacterial species in which they were first detected, have been compared with the prototype of this group, RPI. Two of the plasmids, R26 and R527, are new isolates which have been assigned to the P group because of their incompatibility with(More)
A revised physical map of the α-haemolysin plasmid pHly152 has been constructed. The known position of the hly genes in the restriction map of pHly152 allowed us to locate in it a direct repeat of IS elements flanking the hly genes of pHly152. These elements are IS92L, which is a derivative of the previously characterised element IS91 (1.85 kb) by insertion(More)
Alpha-hemolytic plasmids belonging to four different incompatibility groups contained several copies (two to six) of the same DNA sequence. This sequence was capable of illegitimate recombination and thus behaved as an insertion sequence element. Its size (1.9 kilobases) and restriction enzyme cleavage map suggested that it was different from previously(More)
Multiple-antibiotic-resistant strains of Serratia marcescens isolated from hospitalized patients were examined for their ability to transfer antibiotic resistance to Escherichia coli by conjugation. Two different patterns of linked transferable resistance were found among the transconjugants. The first comprised resistance to carbenicillin, streptomycin,(More)
A DNA segment originally found in an epidemic plasmid of Escherichia coli encoding an aminoglycoside-(3)-N-acetyltransferase gene (aacC5) and a TEM-type beta-lactamase gene was characterized. The two genes were adjacent and constituted a single transcriptional unit. In addition, these genes were simultaneously mobilized through the action of an insertion(More)
By using cloned deoxyribonucleic acid fragments from the hemolysis determinant of the hemolytic plasmid pHly152 as hybridization probes, a deoxyribonucleic acid segment of about 3.8 megadaltons was identified as a common sequence in several hemolytic (Hly) plasmids of Escherichia coli belonging in four different incompatibility groups. This segment(More)