Inter- and intrageneric transfer of Tn916 between Streptococcus faecalis and Clostridium tetani.

Abstract

We report that the streptococcal resistance transposon, Tn916, is conjugally transferred to Clostridium tetani (Utrecht) in intergenic matings. Streptococcus faecalis CG180, harboring a 41-kb plasmid (pAM180) containing Tn916 (15 kb), transferred the transposon-associated tetracycline resistance (Tcr) to C. tetani in filter matings at a frequency of about… (More)

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