Identification of the tet(B) resistance gene in Streptococcus suis

Yogesh Chander, Simone R. Oliveira, Sagar M. Goyal

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The tetracycline resistance gene, tet(B), has been described previously in Gram negative bacteria. In this study tet(B) was detected in plasmid extracts from 17/111 (15%) Streptococcus suis isolates from diseased pigs, representing the first report of this resistance gene in Gram positive bacteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-360
Number of pages2
JournalVeterinary Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011


  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Pig
  • Streptococcus suis
  • Tet(B)
  • Tetracycline resistance gene


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