Penicillinase plasmid-linked genetic determinants for enterotoxins B and C1 production in Staphylococcus aureus

Z Altboum, I Hertman, S Sarid
1985 Infection and Immunity  
The genes encoding for f-lactamase (bla+) and resistance to metallic ions (cadmium, mercury, lead, arsenate, and arsenite) were located in a 56.2-kilobase plasmid, pZA10, isolated from a clinical strain, Staphylococcus aureus 6344. This strain produced enterotoxin B and enterotoxin C1. Elimination of pZA10 by either sodium dodecyl sulfate or heat treatment (43°C) resulted in the loss of the capability of the bacteria to produce both enterotoxin B and enterotoxin Cl. A physical map of pZA10 was
more » ... l map of pZA10 was constructed with BamHI, Sall and BgllI restriction endonucleases. Penicillin-resistant, enterotoxin Band Cl-producing cotransformants enterotoxin), 10 ,u1 of iodinated enterotoxin (5 x 104 cpm), 514 Vol. 47, No. 2 on May 8, 2020 by guest Downloaded from Lincoln. 1966. Rapid quantitative serological assay of Staphylococcal enterotoxin B.
doi:10.1128/iai.47.2.514-521.1985 fatcat:actpenzn7vcv5k7zc3to6ky2iu