Occurrence of the new tetracycline resistance gene tet(W) in bacteria from the human gut

Karen P. Scott, Claire M. Melville, Teresa M. Barbosa, Harry J. Flint

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Members of our group recently identified a new tetracycline resistance gene, tet(W), in three genera of rumen obligate anaerobes. Here, we show that tet(W) is also present in bacteria isolated from human feces. The tet(W) genes found in human Fusobacterium prausnitzii and Bifidobacterium longum isolates were more than 99.9% identical to those from a rumen isolate of Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)775-777
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000


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