A novel erythromycin resistance plasmid from Bacillus sp strain HS24, isolated from the marine sponge Haliclona simulans
Barbosa, Teresa M.
Phelan, Robert W.
Morrissey, John P.
Dobson, Alan D. W.
Public Library of Science
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