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Abstract

In , resistance to the macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B group of antibiotics generally relies on (B) genes. In this study, we investigated elements with a genetic organization different from Tn, the mobilizable non-conjugative element identified in strain 630. Our results suggested that the elements most frequently found in strains isolated during the European surveillance study in 2005 were related to Tn, the conjugative transposon recently detected in different types, including PCR-ribotype 027. We characterized a Tn-like and a novel element rarely found in clinical isolates. A burden on the fitness of was observed after the acquisition of these elements as well as of Tn.

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