Transfer of Tn5385, a composite, multiresistance chromosomal element from Enterococcus faecalis.


Tn5385 is a ca. 65-kb element integrated into the chromosomes of clinical Enterococcus faecalis strains CH19 and CH116. It confers resistance to erythromycin, gentamicin, mercuric chloride, streptomycin, tetracycline-minocycline, and penicillin via beta-lactamase production. Tn5385 is a composite structure containing regions previously found in… (More)


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