Conjugation of plasmids of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to other Neisseria species: potential reservoirs for the beta-lactamase plasmid.

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The discovery that penicillinase production in Neisseria gonorrhoeae was plasmid mediated and the spread of the beta-lactamase encoding plasmids in gonococcal isolates since 1976, raise the possibility that a nonpathogenic indigenous bacterium could serve as a reservoir for these plasmids. We initiated studies to define the ability of commensal Neisseria… (More)

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@article{Genco1984ConjugationOP, title={Conjugation of plasmids of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to other Neisseria species: potential reservoirs for the beta-lactamase plasmid.}, author={Chiara Antonia Genco and Jacquelyn Knapp and Virginia L. Clark}, journal={The Journal of infectious diseases}, year={1984}, volume={150 3}, pages={397-401} }