A new sulfonamide resistance gene (sul3) in Escherichia coli is widespread in the pig population of Switzerland

Perreten, Vincent; Boerlin, Patrick (2003). A new sulfonamide resistance gene (sul3) in Escherichia coli is widespread in the pig population of Switzerland. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 47(3), pp. 1169-1172. American Society for Microbiology 10.1128/AAC.47.3.1169-1172.2003

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A new gene, sul3, which specifies a 263-amino-acid protein similar to a dihydropteroate synthase encoded by the 54-kb conjugative plasmid pVP440 from Escherichia coli was characterized. Expression of the cloned sul3 gene conferred resistance to sulfamethoxazole on E. coli. Two copies of the insertion element IS15Delta/26 flanked the region containing sul3. The sul3 gene was detected in one-third of the sulfonamide-resistant pathogenic E. coli isolates from pigs in Switzerland.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology > Molecular Bacterial Epidemiology and Infectiology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology

UniBE Contributor:

Perreten, Vincent

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0066-4804

Publisher:

American Society for Microbiology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Vincent Perreten

Date Deposited:

01 Sep 2014 09:18

Last Modified:

08 Feb 2017 14:38

Publisher DOI:

10.1128/AAC.47.3.1169-1172.2003

PubMed ID:

12604565

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/52024

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