Accession Number:

ADA553584

Title:

An Enterobacter Plasmid as a New Genetic Background for the Transposon Tn1331

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2011-11-25

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Genus Enterobacter includes important opportunistic nosocomial pathogens that could infect complex wounds. The presence of antibiotic resistance genes in these microorganisms represents a challenging clinical problem in the treatment of these wounds. In the authors screening of antibiotic-resistant bacteria from complex wounds, an Enterobacter species was isolated that harbors antibiotic-resistant plasmids conferring resistance to Escherichia coli. The aim of this study was to identify the resistance genes carried by one of these plasmids.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE