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blaNDM-1 is a chimera likely constructed in acinetobacter baumannii

Toleman, Mark Alexander Howard, Spencer, J., Jones, Lim Stephen and Walsh, Timothy Rutland 2012. blaNDM-1 is a chimera likely constructed in acinetobacter baumannii. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 56 (5) , pp. 2773-2776. 10.1128/AAC.06297-11

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Alignment of DNA sequences found upstream of aphA6 and all blaNDM-1 genes displays 100% identity. This identity continues 19 bp into the blaNDM-1 gene such that the first 6 amino acids of aphA6 and blaNDM-1 are the same. Furthermore, the percent GC content (GC%) of aphA6 is considerably lower than that of blaNDM-1 and the GC% within the blaNDM-1 structural gene changes dramatically after the first 19 bp. This is unequivocal evidence that blaNDM-1 is a chimera.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Systems Immunity Research Institute (SIURI)
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at (accessed 24/02/2014)
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
ISSN: 0066-4804
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2022 01:29

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