Identification of Tet 39, a novel class of tetracycline resistance determinant in Acinetobacter spp. of environmental and clinical origin

Yvonne Agersø, L. Guardabassi

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Abstract

A novel tetracycline resistance determinant named Tet 39 was found in unrelated Acinetobacter strains isolated from freshwater trout farms (n=4) and sewage (n=6) in Denmark, and from a clinical specimen in the Netherlands (n=1). The determinant was located on transferable plasmids and consisted of tetA(39), most likely conferring resistance by active efflux, and a putative repressor gene tetR(39).
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Volume55
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)566-569
ISSN0305-7453
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • tet(39)
  • plasmids
  • tetracycline-resistant

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