We conducted a 30-year retrospective analysis of IncFI plasmids from Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium. These plasmids have been associated with the emergence of epidemic clones of multidrug-resistant Salmonella. Molecular and genetic evidence indicates that IncFI plasmids are evolving through sequential acquisition of integrons carrying different arrays of antibiotic- resistance genes.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - May 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)