Integrony bakterii Gram-dodatnich

Integrons in Gram-positive bacteria
B. Łabiszak, R. Koczura


1. Wprowadzenie. 2. Charakterystyka integronów. 3. Integrony bakterii Gram-dodatnich. 3.1. Integrony Corynebacterium spp. 3.2. Integrony Enterococcus spp. 3.3. Integrony Staphylococcus spp. 3.4. Integrony Streptococcus spp. 3.5. Integrony innych gatunków bakterii Gram-dodatnich. 4. Podsumowanie

Abstract: Integrons are genetic platforms responsible for integration, rearrangement and expression of resistance determinants called gene cassettes. Most of the reports on the occurrence, characteristics and evolution of integrons concern Gram-negative bacteria, whereas relatively little is known on the distribution and role of integrons in Gram-positive microorganisms. The aim of this review is to summarize the information about the occurrence of integrons in Gram-positive bacteria and their role in the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

1. Introduction. 2. Integron characteristics. 3. Integrons in Gram-positive bacteria. 3.1. Integrons in Corynebacterium spp. 3.2. Integrons in Enterococcus spp. 3.3. Integrons in Staphylococcus spp. 3.4. Integrons in Streptococcus spp. 3.5. Integrons in other Gram-positive species. 4. Summary