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Abstract

Summary

The ability of conjugative plasmids to mobilise non-conjugative resistance plasmids from clinical isolates of and was studied. Plasmids which could not be transferred by transduction or mixed-culture transfer were transferred from phage-typable and non-typable and from . Plasmids encoding single resistance determinants were transferred by mobilisation whereas multiple-resistance plasmids were transferred as co-integrates between the conjugative and non-conjugative plasmids. This study demonstrates that mobilisation is a useful tool for the transfer and study of staphylococcal plasmids and illustrates how antibiotic resistance could be transferred between staphylococci .

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1992-09-01
2019-12-11
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