Global spread of multiple aminoglycoside resistance genes

Kunikazu Yamane, Jun Ichi Wachino, Yohei Doi, Hiroshi Kurokawa, Yoshichika Arakawa

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Emergence of the newly identified 16S rRNA methylases RmtA, RmtB, and ArmA in pathogenic gram-negative bacilli has been a growing concern. ArmA, which had been identified exclusively in Europe, was also found in several gram-negative pathogenic bacilli isolated in Japan, suggesting global dissemination of hazardous multiple aminoglycoside resistance genes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)951-953
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 06-2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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