Induction of pCW3-encoded tetracycline resistance in Clostridium perfringens involves a host-encoded factor

P A JohanesenJ I Rood


The tetracycline resistance determinant Tet P, which is encoded by the conjugative plasmid pCW3 from Clostridium perfringens, is induced by subinhibitory concentrations of tetracycline. In this study we have shown that the inducible phenotype is strain dependent. When pCW3 is present in derivatives of the wild-type strains CW234 and CW362 resistance is inducible. However, transfer to derivatives of strain 13 leads to a constitutive phenotype that is only observed in this strain background. Based on these results it is proposed that induction of the pCW3-encoded tet(P) genes in C. perfringens requires a host-encoded factor that is either absent or nonfunctional in strain 13 derivatives.


Jul 1, 1976·Canadian Journal of Microbiology·D E Mahony, T I Moore
Aug 1, 1985·Australian Veterinary Journal·J I RoodR Sidhu
Apr 11, 2001·Microbiology and Immunology·T ShimizuH Hayashi


Nov 22, 2001·Journal of Bacteriology·P A JohanesenJ I Rood
Nov 29, 2002·Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews : MMBR·S GrkovicR A Skurray

Related Concepts

TetA(K) protein, Bacteria
TETP protein, Clostridium perfringens
Bacterial Proteins
Chromosomes, Bacterial
Clostridium perfringens
Bacterial Conjugation
Drug Resistance

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Alzheimer's Disease: MS4A

Variants within the membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A (MS4A) gene cluster have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease in genome-wide association studies. Here is the latest research on Alzheimer's disease and MS4A.

Pediculosis pubis

Pediculosis pubis is a disease caused by a parasitic insect known as Pthirus pubis, which infests human pubic hair, as well as other areas with hair including eye lashes. Here is the latest research.

Rh Isoimmunization

Rh isoimmunization is a potentially preventable condition that occasionally is associated with significant perinatal morbidity or mortality. Discover the latest research on Rh Isoimmunization here.

Genetic Screens in iPSC-derived Brain Cells

Genetic screening is a critical tool that can be employed to define and understand gene function and interaction. This feed focuses on genetic screens conducted using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived brain cells. It also follows CRISPR-Cas9 approaches to generating genetic mutants as a means of understanding the effect of genetics on phenotype.

Enzyme Evolution

This feed focuses on molecular models of enzyme evolution and new approaches (such as adaptive laboratory evolution) to metabolic engineering of microorganisms. Here is the latest research.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Pharmacology of Proteinopathies

This feed focuses on the pharmacology of proteinopathies - diseases in which proteins abnormally aggregate (i.e. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.). Discover the latest research in this field with this feed.

Alignment-free Sequence Analysis Tools

Alignment-free sequence analyses have been applied to problems ranging from whole-genome phylogeny to the classification of protein families, identification of horizontally transferred genes, and detection of recombined sequences. Here is the latest research.