A novel erythromycin resistance plasmid from Bacillus sp strain HS24, isolated from the marine sponge Haliclona simulans

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Barbosa, Teresa M.
Phelan, Robert W.
Leong, Dara
Morrissey, John P.
Adams, Claire
Dobson, Alan D. W.
O'Gara, Fergal
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A better understanding of the origin and natural reservoirs of resistance determinants is fundamental to efficiently tackle antibiotic resistance. This paper reports the identification of a novel 5.8 kb erythromycin resistance plasmid, from Bacillus sp. HS24 isolated from the marine sponge Haliclona simulans. pBHS24B has a mosaic structure and carries the erythromycin resistance gene erm(T). This is the first report of an erythromycin resistance plasmid from a sponge associated bacteria and of the Erm(T) determinant in the genus Bacillus.
Subtilis transformation system , Staphylococcus aureus ST398 , Antibiotic resistance , Bacterial plasmids , Borne erm(T) , Human health , Genes , Streptococcus , Identification , Diversity
Barbosa TM, Phelan RW, Leong D, Morrissey JP, Adams C, Dobson ADW, et al. (2014) A Novel Erythromycin Resistance Plasmid from Bacillus Sp. Strain HS24, Isolated from the Marine Sponge Haliclona Simulans. PLoS ONE 9(12): e115583. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0115583
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