ABB  Vol.4 No.3 A , March 2013
Transposable elements in Escherichia coli antimicrobial resistance
ABSTRACT

Transposable elements are capable of switching their positions on the genome thereby causing gene arrangements and contributing to genome evolution. The aim of this review is to specifically discuss the role of transposable elements in transferring antimicrobial resistance genes in E. coli, thus contributing to increase in virulence and conferring the possibility of multidrug resistance. Different types of transposable elements such as transposons and integrons and their profound influence on E. coli antimicrobial resistance are the focus of this review.


Cite this paper
Iyer, A. , Barbour, E. , Azhar, E. , Salabi, A. , Hassan, H. , Qadri, I. , Chaudhary, A. , Abuzenadah, A. , Kumosani, T. , Damanhouri, G. , Alawi, M. , Na’was, T. , Nour, A. and Harakeh, S. (2013) Transposable elements in Escherichia coli antimicrobial resistance. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 4, 415-423. doi: 10.4236/abb.2013.43A055.
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