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Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2000 Mar;44(3):775-7.

Occurrence of the new tetracycline resistance gene tet(W) in bacteria from the human gut.

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  • 1Rowett Research Institute, Bucksburn, Aberdeen, AB21 9SB, United Kingdom. k.scott@rri.sari.ac.uk

Abstract

Members of our group recently identified a new tetracycline resistance gene, tet(W), in three genera of rumen obligate anaerobes. Here, we show that tet(W) is also present in bacteria isolated from human feces. The tet(W) genes found in human Fusobacterium prausnitzii and Bifidobacterium longum isolates were more than 99.9% identical to those from a rumen isolate of Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens.

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PMC89765
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