Evidence for the predominance of a single tet(M) gene sequence type in tetracycline-resistant Ureaplasma parvum and Mycoplasma hominis isolates from Tunisian patients.

@article{Mardassi2012EvidenceFT,
  title={Evidence for the predominance of a single tet(M) gene sequence type in tetracycline-resistant Ureaplasma parvum and Mycoplasma hominis isolates from Tunisian patients.},
  author={Boutheina Ben Abdelmoumen Mardassi and Nadhem Aissani and Imed Moalla and Douaa Dhahri and Abir Dridi and B{\'e}hija Mlik},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={61 Pt 9},
  pages={1254-61}
}
Resistance to tetracyclines in genital mycoplasmas is due mainly to acquisition of the tet(M) determinant, which is frequently associated with conjugative transposon elements of the Tn916/Tn1545 family. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the prevalence of tet(M) in Tunisian isolates and to gain an insight into its origin and evolution. Twenty Ureaplasma parvum, two Ureaplasma urealyticum and 48 Mycoplasma hominis isolates, recovered from Tunisian patients with urogenital and… CONTINUE READING

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