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Abstract

A transposon, Tn, encoding the gentamicin acetyltransferase AAC(3) was found on two gentamicin R plasmids of IncW at Hammersmith Hospital. Transposon Tn has a molecular mass of 5·8 megadaltons and gives a characteristic 2·4 megadalton fragment on digestion with RI. The appearance of gentamicin resistance on a transposon will increase the chances of spread of this gene.

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