Tn1403, a multiple-antibiotic resistance transposon made up of three distinct transposons

American Society for Microbiology
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Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 2007, 51 (5), pp. 1827 - 1829
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Transposon Tn1403 from a clinical Pseudomonas strain is composed of three transposons, including Tn5393c. A related transposon Tn1404* from a plant-associated Pseudomonas strain lacks Tn5393 but includes a transposon carrying the tet(C) tetracycline resistance determinant. These compound transposons illustrate the role of preexisting transposons in generating clusters of antibiotic resistance genes.
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