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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)