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Microbes Infect. 2006 Jun;8(7):1923-30. Epub 2006 Mar 29.

Antimicrobial resistance islands: resistance gene clusters in Salmonella chromosome and plasmids.

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Laboratory of Bacteriology, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece.

Abstract

Genes conferring simultaneous resistance to different classes of antimicrobials, confer a selective advantage to the host, particularly when those corresponding antibiotics are administered. Multiple resistance genes clustered within the same genetic locus (resistance island) can be transferred en bloc to other organisms. In this chapter we review novel multidrug resistance islands recently described in Salmonella.

PMID:
16716633
DOI:
10.1016/j.micinf.2005.12.027
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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