Transfer of tetracycline or clindamycin resistance among strains of Bacteroides fragilis in experimental abscesses

Edward Butler, Keith A. Joiner, Michael Malamy, John C. Bartlett, Francis P. Tally

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The ability of strains of Bacteroides fragilis resistant to clindamycin and/or tetracycline to transfer resistance to a susceptible recipient strain in experimental subcutaneous abscesses in mice was investigated. The results indicated that such transfer took place at a frequency similar to that observed in vitro. Transfer of resistance determinants at infected sites may play a role in the epidemiology of disseminated resistance to antimicrobial agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-24
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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