Identification of the novel dfrK-carrying transposon Tn559 in a porcine methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus ST398 strain

Kadlec, Kristina GND; Schwarz, Stefan GND

The trimethoprim resistance gene dfrK was found to be part of the novel Tn554-related transposon Tn559 integrated in the chromosomal radC gene of a porcine methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus ST398 strain. While Tn559 and Tn554 shared a similar arrangement of the transposase genes tnpA, tnpB, and tnpC, the Tn554-associated resistance genes erm(A) and spc were replaced by dfrK in Tn559. Circular forms of Tn559 were detected and suggest the functional activity of this transposon

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Kadlec, Kristina / Schwarz, Stefan: Identification of the novel dfrK-carrying transposon Tn559 in a porcine methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus ST398 strain. 2010.

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