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Table 3 Properties of plasmids isolated from MRSA isolates

From: Antibacterial resistance and their genetic location in MRSA isolated in Kuwait hospitals, 1994-2004

S/N Plasmids Size, kb Resistance phenotype Transfer Mode* EcoRI Restriction pattern
1 pXU01 27.1 Cd,Hg,Pi,Eb M 10.4, 6.4, 4.1, 2.6, 2.3, 1.3
2 pXU02 27.1 Cd,Hg,Pi,Eb M 10.4, 6.4, 4.1, 2.6, 2.3, 1.3
3 pXU04 27.1 Cd,Hg,Pi,Eb M 10.4, 6.4, 4.1, 2.6, 2.3, 1.3
4 pXU08 27.6 Cd,Hg,Pi,Eb M 11.5, 6.4, 3.5, 2.6, 2.3, 1.3
5 pXU09 27.6 Cd, Hg,Pi,Eb M 11.5, 6.4, 3.5, 2.6, 2.3, 1.3
6 pXU12 31.5 mupH C 7.8, 6.6, 6.1,4.9, 2.7, 1.8, 1.6
7 pXU16 38.0 mupH C, M ND
8 pXU17 38.0 mupH C,M ND
9 pXU03 2.8 Cm M ND
10 pXU11 3.5 Cm M ND
11 pXU14 4.4 Cm M, C ND
12 pXU07 2.8 Em M ND
13 pXU13 3.0 Em M ND
  1. Abbreviations: Cd, cadmium acetate, Cm, Chloramphenicol, Eb, ethidium bromide, Em, erythromycin, Hg, mercuric chloride, Pi, propamidine isethionate, mupH, high-level mupirocin, ND, not done.
  2. *, M, mixed culture transfer; C, conjugation.