Genetic, biochemical and molecular characterization of strains of Vibrio cholerae multiresistant to antibiotics.

@article{Ouellette1988GeneticBA,
  title={Genetic, biochemical and molecular characterization of strains of Vibrio cholerae multiresistant to antibiotics.},
  author={Marc A. Ouellette and G. R. Gerbaud and Patrice Courvalin},
  journal={Annales de l'Institut Pasteur. Microbiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={139 1},
  pages={
          105-13
        }
}
In order to gain an insight into the distribution of resistance genes in Vibrio cholerae, we studied twenty-nine strains isolated from patients in Africa. Resistance to antibiotics in all strains except one was encoded by self-transferable plasmids belonging to incompatibility group Inc6-C. Tetracycline and chloramphenicol were poorly expressed in the original hosts but were easily detectable in the Escherichia coli transconjugants. Streptomycin resistance was due to synthesis of a 3"- or 6… CONTINUE READING