The staphylococcal qacB-encoding multidrug resistance plasmid pSK156, isolated from a clinical strain dating from 1951, was characterized. Comparison of the regions flanking qacB with other qacA- and qacB-encoding plasmids provided insights into the evolution and dissemination of these multidrug efflux genes and led to the detection of the earliest known copy of the insertion sequence IS257.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Bacteriology|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1998|