Replicon typing of plasmids encoding resistance to newer β-lactams

Alessandra Carattoli, Vivi Miriagou, Alessia Bertini, Alexandra Loli, Celine Colinon, Laura Villa, Jean M. Whichard, Gian Maria Rossolini

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Polymerase chain reaction-based replicon typing represents a novel method to describe the dissemination and follow the evolution of resistance plasmids. We used this approach to study 26 epidemiologically unrelated Enterobacteriaceae and demonstrate the dominance of incompatibility (Inc) A/C or Inc N-related plasmids carrying some emerging resistance determinants to extended-spectrum cephalosporins and carbapenems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1145-1148
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Carattoli, A., Miriagou, V., Bertini, A., Loli, A., Colinon, C., Villa, L., Whichard, J. M., & Rossolini, G. M. (2006). Replicon typing of plasmids encoding resistance to newer β-lactams. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12(7), 1145-1148.