Accession Number : ADB026357

Title :   Infectious Multiple Drug Resistance in the Enterobacteriaceae

Descriptive Note : Aunual rept. Jun 1976-May 1977

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF MICROBIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Falkow, Stanley

PDF Url : ADB026357

Report Date : Sep 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 26

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

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE