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dc.contributor.authorMooney, Christopher Allan
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-18T01:45:19Z
dc.date.available2019-02-18T01:45:19Z
dc.date.issued1987
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/14268
dc.description.abstractOne hundred and seven Gram-negative bacteria, including 65 Bacteroides species, 28 fusobacteria and 14 veillonellae were isolated from 17 oral infections treated in two dental surgeries in Palmerston North. These bacteria, plus 37 isolates belonging to the B. fragilis group received from Palmerston North hospital, were surveyed for their antibiotic sensitivity levels, and their plasmid DNA content. The hospital isolates of the B. fragilis group were found to have sensitivity levels comparable with those of B. fragilis group isolates reported in the literature recently. The oral isolates were more sensitive to penicillin, cefoxitin, and tetracycline than isolates of the same species reported in the literature. Half the hospital isolates had plasmids, which were all between 8.5 and 2.7 kilobases (kb) in size except for one 60, and one 43 kb plasmid. Comparatively few of the oral anaerobes had plasmids. One Fusobacterium russii isolate had four plasmids, and five Bacteroides isolates had one plasmid each. These five Bacteroides isolates came from two specimens, R5 and R6. Restriction enzyme analysis of all plasmids revealed that the three 5.6 kb plasmids from sample R5 may be related to a group of 5.8 kb plasmids harboured by four of the hospital isolates. Two different species of Bacteroides isolated from sample R5 harboured the 5.6 kb plasmid, and two species of the B. fragilis group bacteria harboured the 5.8 kb plasmid. Plasmid DNA isolated from two tetracycline resistant hospital isolates was used to transform restriction negative E. coli to a low level of tetracycline resistance.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectAnaerobic bacteriaen_US
dc.subjectPhysiologyen_US
dc.subjectPlasmidsen_US
dc.subjectEffect of antibiotics on microorganismsen_US
dc.titleThe antibiotic sensitivity patterns and plasmid DNA content of gram-negative anaerobic bacteria isolated in Palmerston North, New Zealand : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters in Science at Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMircrobiologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M. Sc.)en_US


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