Affiliation: Norwegian School of Veterinary Science
Bjorland J, Steinum T, Sunde M, Waage S, Sviland S, Oppegaard H, et al. Deletion of pT181-like sequence in an smr-encoding mosaic plasmid harboured by a persistent bovine Staphylococcus warneri strain. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2006;57:46-51 pubmed
..The mosaic plasmid structure based on genetic elements of various origins contributes to further knowledge on the flexibility of smr-encoding plasmids. ..
Bjorland J, Bratlie M, Steinum T. The smr gene resides on a novel plasmid pSP187 identified in a Staphylococcus pasteuri isolate recovered from unpasteurized milk. Plasmid. 2007;57:145-55 pubmed
..The novel smr-containing plasmid pSP187 is the first member of RCR group VI to be identified in a Staphylococcus sp. ..
Bjorland J, Sunde M, Waage S. Plasmid-borne smr gene causes resistance to quaternary ammonium compounds in bovine Staphylococcus aureus. J Clin Microbiol. 2001;39:3999-4004 pubmed publisher
..The study indicates that the occurrence and spread of QAC-resistant S. aureus among dairy cows may be a problem that needs further investigation...
Bjorland J, Steinum T, Sunde M, Waage S, Heir E. Novel plasmid-borne gene qacJ mediates resistance to quaternary ammonium compounds in equine Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus simulans, and Staphylococcus intermedius. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2003;47:3046-52 pubmed
..In three of the horses, a skin preparation containing cetyltrimethylammonium bromide had been used extensively for several years; this might explain the selection of staphylococci harboring the novel QAC resistance gene...