Accession Number:

ADB026357

Title:

Infectious Multiple Drug Resistance in the Enterobacteriaceae

Descriptive Note:

Aunual rept. Jun 1976-May 1977

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF MICROBIOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Tobrymycin-resistant burn wound isolates from five different bacterial genera contained a common 68 x 10 to the 6th power dalton R plasmid that could be transmitted by conjugation to Escherichia coli K-12. It was possible by a variety of newly developed methods to detect, characterize and show molecular identity of this R plasmid in clinical isolates from patients. This study illustrates the usefulness of simple screening methods for studying the molecular epidemiology of R plasmids in the hospital setting or during an epidemic.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE