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Curr Opin Microbiol. 1999 Oct;2(5):483-8.

Resistance gene capture.

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Unité de Programmation Moléculaire et Toxicologie Genétique (UPMTG) Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) URA 1444 Département des Biotechnologies Institut Pasteur 25 rue du Dr Roux, 75724, Paris, France.

Abstract

Integrons are the primary mechanism for antibiotic-resistance gene capture and dissemination among Gram-negative bacteria. The recent finding of super-integron structures in the genomes of several bacterial species has expanded their role in genome evolution and suggests that they are the source of mobile multi-resistant integrons.

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10508722
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