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Class 1 Integrons and Antibiotic Resistance of Clinical Acinetobacter calcoaceticus–baumannii Complex in Poznań, Poland

Author:
Koczura, Ryszard, Przyszlakowska, Beata, Mokracka, Joanna, Kaznowski, Adam
Source:
Current microbiology 2014 v.69 no.3 pp. 258-262
ISSN:
0343-8651
Subject:
Acinetobacter, antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial agents, genes, multiple drug resistance, phenotype, Poland
Abstract:
Sixty-three clinical isolates of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus–baumannii complex were analyzed for the presence of integrons and antimicrobial resistance. Class 1 integrons were detected in 40 (63.5 %) isolates. None of them had class 2 or class 3 integrons. The majority of the integrons contained aacC1–orfA–orfB–aadA1 gene cassette array. The presence of integrons was associated with the increased frequency of resistance to 12 of 15 antimicrobials tested, multi-drug resistance phenotype, and the overall resistance ranges of the strains.
Agid:
805489