Characterisation and transfer of antibiotic resistance genes from enterococci isolated from food.


The genetic determinants responsible for the resistances against the antibiotics tetracycline [tet(M), tet(O), tet(S), tet(K) and tet(L)], erythromycin (ermA,B,C; mefA,E; msrA/B; and ereA,B) and chloramphenicol (cat) of 38 antibiotic-resistant Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis strains from food were characterised. In addition, the… (More)