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Evidence of antimicrobial resistance-conferring genetic elements among pneumococci isolated prior to 1974.

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BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance among pneumococci has greatly increased over the past two to three decades. Resistance to tetracycline (tet(M)), chloramphenicol (cat) and macrolides (erm(B) and/or mef(A/E)) is generally conferred by acquisition of specific genes that are associated with mobile genetic elements, including those of the Tn916 and Tn5252 families. The first tetracycline-, chloramphenicol- and macrolide-resistant pneumococci were detected between 1962 and 1970; however, unti...

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10.1186/1471-2164-14-500

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Journal:
BMC genomics
Volume:
14
Issue:
1
Pages:
500
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1471-2164
ISSN:
1471-2164
URN:
uuid:25f0d9f7-eec3-40c7-9463-c494e7e74870
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414769
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pubs:414769

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