Low level of cross-resistance between triclosan and antibiotics in Escherichia coli K-12 and E. coli O55 compared to E-coli O157

Braoudaki, Maria and Hilton, Anthony C. (2004). Low level of cross-resistance between triclosan and antibiotics in Escherichia coli K-12 and E. coli O55 compared to E-coli O157. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 235 (2), pp. 305-309.

Abstract

Misuse of biocides has encouraged the emergence of resistance and cross-resistance in certain strains. This study investigated resistance of triclosan-adapted Escherichia coli K-12 and E. coli O55 to antimicrobial agents and compared these to E. coli O157:H7. Cross-resistance in E. coli K-12 and E. coli O55 was observed however to a lesser extent than in E. coli O157:H7. Triclosan-adapted E. coli K-12 demonstrated cross-resistance to chloramphenicol, whereas triclosan-adapted E. coli O55 exhibited resistance to trimethoprim. In comparison, E. coli O157:H7 was resistant to chloramphenicol, tetracycline, amoxicillin, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, trimethoprim, benzalkonium chloride and chlorohexidine suggesting strain specific rather than general resistance mechanisms. © 2004 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.femsle.2004.04.049
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Biosciences
Life & Health Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: antibiotic,biocide,escherichia coli,resistance,triclosan,Genetics,Molecular Biology,Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology,Microbiology
Full Text Link: http://femsle.o ... ntent/235/2/305
Related URLs: http://www.scop ... tnerID=8YFLogxK (Scopus URL)
Published Date: 2004-06-15
Authors: Braoudaki, Maria
Hilton, Anthony C. ( 0000-0001-8025-5270)

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