Presence of integrons in isolates of different biotypes of Acinetobacter baumannii from Chilean hospitals

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1998 Apr 1;161(1):125-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.1998.tb12937.x.


Class 1 and class 2 integrons were investigated by hybridisation in 100 isolates of multiresistant biotypes of Acinetobacter baumannii from Chilean hospitals. Most isolates of A. baumannii biotype 9, the prevalent biotype, harboured integrons of class 2 (Tn7-like) whereas no integrons were detected in infrequent biotypes. Integron-carrying isolates exhibited broader antibiotic resistance patterns as well as higher resistance levels to various antimicrobials.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acinetobacter / genetics*
  • DNA Transposable Elements*
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial / genetics*
  • Humans


  • DNA Transposable Elements