Diverse mobilized class 1 integrons are common in the chromosomes of pathogenic Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates

American Society for Microbiology
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Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2012, 56 (4), pp. 2169 - 2172
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Eleven clinical class 1 integron-containing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from Australia and Uruguay were investigated for the genomic locations of these elements. Several novel class 1 integrons/transposons were found in at least four distinct locations in the chromosome, including genomic islands. These elements seem to be undergoing successful dispersal by lateral gene transfer since integrons were identified across several lineages and more than one clonal line.
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