Transferable resistance to cefoxitin in Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron

A. Rashtchian, G. R. Dubes, S. J. Booth

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Cefoxitin resistance, but not resistance to clindamycin, erythromycin, lincomycin, or tetracycline, was transferred by a conjugation-like process from Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron UN101, a clinical isolate harboring four kinds of plasmids, to other Bacteroides species. Of a sample of 20 cefoxitin-resistant transconjugants, 8 contained all 4 plasmids, 10 contained 1 to 3 plasmids, and 2 contained no plasmids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-703
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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