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Microbiol Sci. 1987 Sep;4(9):263-6.

Origin, evolution and dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes.

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Unité des Agents Antibactériens, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique U.A. 271, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.

Abstract

Comparison of resistance genes from different sources support the hypothesis that the antibiotic-producing microorganisms are the source of resistant determinants present in clinical isolates. There is also evidence that Gram-positive cocci (staphylococci and streptococci) can serve as a reservoir of resistance genes for Gram-negative bacteria.

PMID:
2856426
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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