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Title: Characterisation of novel mobile genetic elements and their association with antibiotic resistance genes in gram negative bacteria
Author: Li, Hongyang
ISNI:       0000 0001 3609 3198
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2008
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Nosocomial antibiotic resistance is an increasing problem world wide; some pathogens, particularly Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii, in some countries have become resistant most useful antibiotics. These bacteria can sequester antibiotic resistance genes and incorporate them into their genome, subsequently spreading them to other bacterial species via a variety of mechanisms. The distribution of resistance genes among both gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens often as not involves mobile genetic elements such as plasmids, transposons, integron and insertion sequence.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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