TABLE 5

Unit transposons associated with resistance in staphylococci and enterococcia

TransposonFamilyDeterminantAssociated resistance(s)Hostb
Tn551Tn3erm(B)MLS antibioticsS
Tn917erm(B)MLS antibioticsE
Tn1546vanAVancomycin/teicoplaninS, E
Tn552Tn7blaZPenicillinsS, E
Tn5404aadEStreptomycinS
aphA-3Kanamycin/neomycin
Tn554Othererm(A)MLS antibioticsS, E
spcSpectinomycin
Tn558fexAChloramphenicol/florfenicolS
Tn559dfrKTrimethoprimS
Tn5406vga(A)vStreptogramin A/pleuromutilins/lincosamidesS
Tn6133erm(A)MLS antibioticsS
spcSpectinomycin
vga(E)Streptogramin A/pleuromutilins/lincosamides
  • a See reviews by Firth and Skurray (494), Hegstad et al. (412), and Clewell et al. (16) for references. Also see the work of Kehrenberg and Schwarz (496), Kadlec and Schwarz (510), and Schwendener and Perreten (511).

  • b S, Staphylococcus; E, Enterococcus.