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Antimicrobial resistance plasmids containing the gene confer resistance to serum bactericidal activity upon some laboratory strains of . We have examined the DNA of Enterobacteriaceae from human extraintestinal infections to determine the frequency of -like genes. DNA sequences homologous with were found among 58% of Escherichieae but among none of the Klebsielleae or Proteeae tested and were found as frequently among serum-sensitive as among serum-resistant strains. Sequences related to were always associated with large plasmids. The potential contribution of -containing plasmids to serum resistance of clinical isolates is discussed.

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