Relationship between copper, glycopeptide, and macrolide resistance among Enterococcus faecium strains isolated from pigs in Denmark between 1997 and 2003

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Abstract

A significant relationship between copper resistance (tcrB), glycopeptide resistance (Tn1546), and macrolide resistance [erm(B)] in Enterococcus faecium isolated from pigs was found. The tcrB gene was located closely upstream of the Tn1546 element. However, the continued use of copper sulfate has not been able to maintain high levels of macrolide and glycopeptide resistance.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume49
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)454-456
ISSN0066-4804
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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