Environmental strains of Enterococcus faecium with inducible high-level resistance to glycopeptides.

High-level resistance to glycopeptides in Enterococcus faecium is associated with an inducible 39-kDa cytoplasmic membrane protein. The present paper shows that such glycopeptide-resistant E. faecium strains can not only be isolated in a definite clinical setting but also from waste water of sewage treatment plants. Nearer characterization of these and of… CONTINUE READING