Resistance class 1 integron in clinical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in southern China, 2001-2006.

@article{Xu2011ResistanceC1,
  title={Resistance class 1 integron in clinical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in southern China, 2001-2006.},
  author={Zhi-ming Xu and L Li and Mark E. Shirtliff and Brian Mitchell Peters and Bin Li and Yi Peng and Mohammad Jahangir Alam and Shinji Yamasaki and Lei Shi},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={714-8}
}
As a novel antibiotic resistance determinant, investigation of the occurrence and characteristics of class 1 integron was performed on nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains sampled during 2001-2006. Seventy-six out of 179 (42.5%) of the tested strains were found to carry class 1 integrons, with four unique arrays of gene cassettes detected. This is the first report of the comprehensive identification and typing of class 1 integrons in clinical MRSA isolates over… CONTINUE READING

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