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A novel erythromycin resistance plasmid from Bacillus sp strain HS24, isolated from the marine sponge Haliclona simulans
Barbosa, Teresa M.; Phelan, Robert W.; Leong, Dara; Morrissey, John P.; Adams, Claire; Dobson, Alan D. W.; O'Gara, Fergal
A better understanding of the origin and natural reservoirs of resistance determinants is fundamental to efficiently tackle antibiotic resistance. This paper reports the identification of a novel 5.8 kb erythromycin resistance plasmid, from Bacillus sp. HS24 isolated from the marine sponge Haliclona simulans. pBHS24B has a mosaic structure and carries the erythromycin resistance gene erm(T). This is the first report of an erythromycin resistance plasmid from a sponge associated bacteria and of the Erm(T) determinant in the genus Bacillus.
Keyword(s): Subtilis transformation system; Staphylococcus aureus ST398; Antibiotic resistance; Bacterial plasmids; Borne erm(T); Human health; Genes; Streptococcus; Identification; Diversity
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Cork
Funder(s): Science Foundation Ireland; Environmental Protection Agency; Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology; Marine Institute; Teagasc; Health Research Board
Citation(s): Barbosa TM, Phelan RW, Leong D, Morrissey JP, Adams C, Dobson ADW, et al. (2014) A Novel Erythromycin Resistance Plasmid from Bacillus Sp. Strain HS24, Isolated from the Marine Sponge Haliclona Simulans. PLoS ONE 9(12): e115583. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0115583
Publisher(s): Public Library of Science
File Format(s): application/pdf
First Indexed: 2016-07-13 05:53:25 Last Updated: 2016-10-14 05:36:47