Analysis of tetracycline resistance tet(W) genes and their flanking sequences in intestinal Bifidobacterium species.

@article{Ammor2008AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of tetracycline resistance tet(W) genes and their flanking sequences in intestinal Bifidobacterium species.},
  author={Mohammed Salim Ammor and Ana Bel{\'e}n Fl{\'o}rez and Pablo {\'A}lvarez-Mart{\'i}n and Abelardo Margolles and Baltasar Mayo},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={688-93}
}
OBJECTIVES The tet(W) gene provides tetracycline resistance to a wide range of anaerobic intestinal and ruminal bacteria, but little is known about the molecular organization of the tet(W) gene. The aim of this study was to gain new insights into the molecular organization of the tet(W) gene in bifidobacteria strains from humans. METHODS A segment of DNA encompassing the whole tet(W) gene and its immediate upstream and downstream sequences was analysed in 10 representative strains of four… CONTINUE READING