We have analyzed two related R-plasmids isolated from Aeromonas salmonicida: pAr32 and pJA8102-1, which encode resistance to chloramphenicol, streptomycin, and sulfonamides (Su). The genetic map of pJA8102-1 indicated that this plasmid consists of at least three functionally different regions. One is the region conferring ability to transfer (tra), one is the region coding for drug resistance genes (r-det), and one is the region encoding the replication functions (rep). Both plasmids contain repeated sequences (RS); pJA8102-1 has four copies of this RS, while pAr-32 has three copies. The RS sequence of pJA8102-1 are located adjacent to each of the drug-resistance genes. These sequences might have been responsible for the duplication of the Su-resistance gene on this plasmid.