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Wild corvid birds colonized with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium of human origin harbor epidemic vanA plasmids.

Oravcová V, Peixe L, Coque TM, Novais C, Francia MV, Literák I, Freitas AR.

Environ Int. 2018 Sep;118:125-133. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.05.039. Epub 2018 Jun 2.


Multilevel population genetic analysis of vanA and vanB Enterococcus faecium causing nosocomial outbreaks in 27 countries (1986-2012).

Freitas AR, Tedim AP, Francia MV, Jensen LB, Novais C, Peixe L, Sánchez-Valenzuela A, Sundsfjord A, Hegstad K, Werner G, Sadowy E, Hammerum AM, Garcia-Migura L, Willems RJ, Baquero F, Coque TM.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Dec;71(12):3351-3366. Epub 2016 Aug 15.


Erratum to: Investigating the mobilome in clinically important lineages of Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis.

Mikalsen T, Pedersen T, Willems R, Coque TM, Werner G, Sadowy E, van Schaik W, Jensen LB, Francia MV, Sundsfjord A, Hegstad K.

BMC Genomics. 2015 Sep 15;16(1):689. doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-1722-y. No abstract available.


Extrachromosomal and Mobile Elements in Enterococci: Transmission, Maintenance, and Epidemiology.

Clewell DB, Weaver KE, Dunny GM, Coque TM, Francia MV, Hayes F.

In: Gilmore MS, Clewell DB, Ike Y, Shankar N, editors. Enterococci: From Commensals to Leading Causes of Drug Resistant Infection [Internet]. Boston: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; 2014-.
2014 Feb 9.


Catalytic domain of plasmid pAD1 relaxase TraX defines a group of relaxases related to restriction endonucleases.

Francia MV, Clewell DB, de la Cruz F, Moncalián G.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Aug 13;110(33):13606-11. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1310037110. Epub 2013 Jul 31.


Microevolutionary events involving narrow host plasmids influences local fixation of vancomycin-resistance in Enterococcus populations.

Freitas AR, Novais C, Tedim AP, Francia MV, Baquero F, Peixe L, Coque TM.

PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e60589. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060589. Epub 2013 Mar 29.


Human and swine hosts share vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium CC17 and CC5 and Enterococcus faecalis CC2 clonal clusters harboring Tn1546 on indistinguishable plasmids.

Freitas AR, Coque TM, Novais C, Hammerum AM, Lester CH, Zervos MJ, Donabedian S, Jensen LB, Francia MV, Baquero F, Peixe L.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Mar;49(3):925-31. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01750-10. Epub 2011 Jan 12.


Host range of enterococcal vanA plasmids among Gram-positive intestinal bacteria.

Werner G, Freitas AR, Coque TM, Sollid JE, Lester C, Hammerum AM, Garcia-Migura L, Jensen LB, Francia MV, Witte W, Willems RJ, Sundsfjord A.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2011 Feb;66(2):273-82. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkq455. Epub 2010 Dec 3.


A multiresistance megaplasmid pLG1 bearing a hylEfm genomic island in hospital Enterococcus faecium isolates.

Laverde Gomez JA, van Schaik W, Freitas AR, Coque TM, Weaver KE, Francia MV, Witte W, Werner G.

Int J Med Microbiol. 2011 Feb;301(2):165-75. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2010.08.015. Epub 2010 Oct 15.


Mobility of plasmids.

Smillie C, Garcillán-Barcia MP, Francia MV, Rocha EP, de la Cruz F.

Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2010 Sep;74(3):434-52. doi: 10.1128/MMBR.00020-10. Review.


The diversity of conjugative relaxases and its application in plasmid classification.

Garcillán-Barcia MP, Francia MV, de la Cruz F.

FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2009 May;33(3):657-87. Review.


Detection of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance genes in clinical isolates of Enterobacter spp. in Spain.

Cano ME, Rodríguez-Martínez JM, Agüero J, Pascual A, Calvo J, García-Lobo JM, Velasco C, Francia MV, Martínez-Martínez L.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Jul;47(7):2033-9. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02229-08. Epub 2009 Apr 22.


The RepA_N replicons of Gram-positive bacteria: a family of broadly distributed but narrow host range plasmids.

Weaver KE, Kwong SM, Firth N, Francia MV.

Plasmid. 2009 Mar;61(2):94-109. doi: 10.1016/j.plasmid.2008.11.004. Epub 2009 Jan 6. Review.


Characterization of an active partition system for the Enterococcus faecalis pheromone-responding plasmid pAD1.

Francia MV, Weaver KE, Goicoechea P, Tille P, Clewell DB.

J Bacteriol. 2007 Dec;189(23):8546-55. Epub 2007 Sep 28.


Characterization of defective beta-lactamase genes in Yersinia enterocolitica.

de la Prieta MC, Francia MV, Seoane A, Lobo JM.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2006 Sep;58(3):661-4. Epub 2006 Jun 27.


[Glycopeptide-resistant Enterococcus in Europe: an increasing nosocomial problem].

Francia MV.

Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2005 Oct;23(8):457-9. Spanish. No abstract available.


A classification scheme for mobilization regions of bacterial plasmids.

Francia MV, Varsaki A, Garcillán-Barcia MP, Latorre A, Drainas C, de la Cruz F.

FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2004 Feb;28(1):79-100. Review.


Enterococcal plasmid transfer: sex pheromones, transfer origins, relaxases, and the Staphylococcus aureus issue.

Clewell DB, Francia MV, Flannagan SE, An FY.

Plasmid. 2002 Nov;48(3):193-201.


Completion of the nucleotide sequence of the Enterococcus faecalis conjugative virulence plasmid pAD1 and identification of a second transfer origin.

Francia MV, Haas W, Wirth R, Samberger E, Muscholl-Silberhorn A, Gilmore MS, Ike Y, Weaver KE, An FY, Clewell DB.

Plasmid. 2001 Sep;46(2):117-27.


The IntI1 integron integrase preferentially binds single-stranded DNA of the attC site.

Francia MV, Zabala JC, de la Cruz F, García Lobo JM.

J Bacteriol. 1999 Nov;181(21):6844-9.


Reconstruction of an active integron recombination site after integration of a gene cassette at a secondary site.

Segal H, Francia MV, Lobo JM, Elisha G.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1999 Oct;43(10):2538-41.


A hot spot in plasmid F for site-specific recombination mediated by Tn21 integron integrase.

Francia MV, Avila P, de la Cruz F, García Lobo JM.

J Bacteriol. 1997 Jul;179(13):4419-25.


An inverted repeat in the Tn21 integron determines the production of stem-loop DNA.

Francia MV, García Lobo JM.

Plasmid. 1996 Jan;35(1):31-6.


Secondary-sites for integration mediated by the Tn21 integrase.

Francia MV, de la Cruz F, García Lobo JM.

Mol Microbiol. 1993 Nov;10(4):823-8.


Internucleosomal DNA fragmentation and programmed cell death (apoptosis) in the interdigital tissue of the embryonic chick leg bud.

Garcia-Martinez V, Macias D, Gañan Y, Garcia-Lobo JM, Francia MV, Fernandez-Teran MA, Hurle JM.

J Cell Sci. 1993 Sep;106 ( Pt 1):201-8.


Nucleotide sequence of the ampC-ampR region from the chromosome of Yersinia enterocolitica.

Seoane A, Francia MV, García Lobo JM.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1992 May;36(5):1049-52.

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