Resistance islands:What is new in an extensive-drug resistant clinical strain of Acinetobacter baumannii?

Suhaili, Zarizal and Yeo, Chew Chieng and Thong, Kwai-Lin and Lean, Soo-Sum (2014) Resistance islands:What is new in an extensive-drug resistant clinical strain of Acinetobacter baumannii? In: 32nd Symposium of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology 2014, 6 - 8 December 2014, Terengganu Equestrian Resort, Terengganu.

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Abstract

Acinetobacter is an important nosocomial Gram-negative pathogen that is difficult to treat due to its increasing resistance towards almost all antimicrobials. Cluster of antibiotic resistance determinants in A. baumannii are often found in structures known as resistance islands (RIs). These RIs are usually transposable elements which can be transferred from one organism to another and thus play an essential role in the development of antimicrobial resistance. The objective of this study was to identify any RIs that may contribute to the extensive drug-resistance (XDR) phenotype in A. baumannii strain AC12 which was isolated from a tertiary hospital in Terengganu, Malaysia

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Bioresources & Food Industry
Depositing User: Zarizal Suhaili
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2015 04:30
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2015 04:30
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/2596

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