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dc.contributor.authorMathenge, J. M.
dc.contributor.authorOmbui, J. N.
dc.contributor.authorKimotho, A. M.
dc.contributor.authorMacharia, J. K.
dc.contributor.authorNduhiu, G.
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-09T11:58:21Z
dc.date.available2014-05-09T11:58:21Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.citationEast Afr Med J. 1996 Jun;73(6):380-4.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0012-835X
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/9483
dc.description.abstractPlasmid profile analysis and susceptibility to eight commonly used antimicrobial agents was done on sixty Bacillus cereus (B. cereus) strains isolated from milk. About seventy two percent (71.7%) of the isolates contained plasmids. The number of plasmids per isolate ranged between 1 and 5, while plasmid sizes ranged between 60 and 0.1 megadaltons (Mda). All isolates were resistant to ampicillin with a relatively high rate of resistance to cotrimoxazole and sulphamethoxazole. The isolates showed a low frequency of resistance to the other antimicrobial agents, with all of them being susceptible to streptomycin. Approximately ninety one (90.7%) percent of the isolates showed multiple resistance. There was no apparent relationship between carriage of plasmids and drug resistance.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenya Medical Associationen_US
dc.titleFrequency of antimicrobial resistance and plasmid profiles of Bacillus cereus strains isolated from milk.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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