Characterization of a plasmid carrying cat, ermB and tetS genes in a foodborne Listeria monocytogenes strain and uptake of the plasmid by cariogenic Streptococcus mutans.

@article{Li2016CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a plasmid carrying cat, ermB and tetS genes in a foodborne Listeria monocytogenes strain and uptake of the plasmid by cariogenic Streptococcus mutans.},
  author={Lili Li and Rikke Heidemann Olsen and Lei Shi and Lei Ye and Jianhua He and Hecheng Meng},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={238},
  pages={
          68-71
        }
}
A multi-drug resistant (MDR) Listeria monocytogenes isolate (serotype 1/2c) was recovered from a quick-frozen rice flour product collected from Langfang city in northern China. PCR screening identified the presence of cat, ermB and tetS genes. The plasmid profile of the strain showed the presence of an approximately 22.4-kb plasmid. Curing of this plasmid resulted in the loss of cat, ermB and tetS genes and increased susceptibility to several antibiotics, suggesting the involvement of the… CONTINUE READING
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