Accession Number : ADB026357

Title :   Infectious Multiple Drug Resistance in the Enterobacteriaceae.

Descriptive Note : Aunual rept. Jun 76-May 77,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF MICROBIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Falkow, Stanley

Report Date : SEP 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Tobrymycin-resistant burn wound isolates from five different bacterial genera contained a common 68 x 10 to the 6th power dalton R plasmid that could be transmitted by conjugation to Escherichia coli K-12. It was possible by a variety of newly developed methods to detect, characterize and show molecular identity of this R plasmid in clinical isolates from patients. This study illustrates the usefulness of simple screening methods for studying the molecular epidemiology of R plasmids in the hospital setting or during an epidemic.

Descriptors :   *ESCHERICHIA COLI, *ANTIBIOTICS, *RESISTANCE(BIOLOGY), BURNS(INJURIES), GELS, ELECTROPHORESIS, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE