Characterization of a conjugative staphylococcal mupirocin resistance plasmid.

  title={Characterization of a conjugative staphylococcal mupirocin resistance plasmid.},
  author={Tanya M. Morton and Jerry L Johnston and John Patterson and Gordon L Archer},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  volume={39 6},
We studied conjugative plasmids encoding high-level mupirocin resistance. These plasmids were found in Staphylococcus aureus isolates from two geographic locations in the United States. Transfer genes on three mupirocin resistance plasmids with different restriction endonuclease profiles were indistinguishable by DNA hybridization from those on pG01, a conjugative aminoglycoside resistance plasmid representative of similar plasmids that are prevalent in the United States. One mupirocin… CONTINUE READING


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