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Prevalence, distribution and transfer of small β-lactamase-containing plasmids in Swedish Haemophilus influenzae.

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Summary of "Prevalence, distribution and transfer of small β-lactamase-containing plasmids in Swedish Haemophilus influenzae."

The β-lactamase genes of Haemophilus influenzae are commonly positioned on large integrative and conjugative elements, but a group of blaTEM-carrying small plasmids (4000-6000 bp) with a common structural backbone have recently been characterized. In this study we investigated the epidemiological significance and potential for transfer of this group of small plasmids.

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Name: The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
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