Novel plasmid combinations in Haemophilus ducreyi isolates from Thailand

S K Sarafian, S R Johnson, M L Thomas, J S Knapp
1991 Journal of Clinical Microbiology  
Thirty isolates of Haemophilus ducreyi collected in Thailand in 1984 were characterized by plasmid content. Three novel plasmids with estimated molecular masses of 1.8, 2.6, and 2.8 MDa were observed in 29 isolates, in addition to the 3.2-, 5.7-, and 7.0-MDa P-lactamase and 4.4-MDa sulfonamide resistance plasmids. At least three of the seven plasmids were observed in each of the 29 isolates. The number and diversity of plasmids observed in these isolates of H. ducreyi distinguish them from strains previously described.
doi:10.1128/jcm.29.10.2333-2334.1991 fatcat:w7wgkrwxczg6da5lwcxib63v74