PMID: 7086123Jan 1, 1982Paper

Multiple drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with resistance to oxytetracycline and minocycline, an example for the distribution of a multiresistant strain-clone

Journal of hygiene, epidemiology, microbiology, and immunology
W Witte, K Dünnhaupt

Abstract

Multiresistant S. aureus-strains with chromosomally localized determinant for resistance to oxytetracycline-minocycline (tmn) exhibit uniform characteristics, obviously they have been spread as a clone. These strains harbour two plasmids: one with MW of 18 MD for beta-lactamase and determinants for resistance to mercury and to cadmium and one with MW of 2 MD for resistance to chloramphenicol. Beside the tmn-determinant, also the determinants for resistance to macrolides and to gentamicin are not located on plasmids. The tmn-determinant is specific for defined hospital strains reacting with group-III phages; it was not found in other strains of different origin.

Related Concepts

Antibiotics
Bacteriophage Typing
Antibiotic Resistance, Microbial
Minox 50
Oxytetracycline, (5 beta)-Isomer
Episomes
R Factors
Staphylococcus aureus
Tetracyclines

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