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Lead Resistance and Sensitivity in Staphylococcus aureus
FEMS Microbiology Letters
  • Hillel S. Levinson, Brandeis University
  • Inga Mahler, Brandeis University
  • Patricia Blackwelder, University of Miami
  • Terri Hood, University of Miami
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-1996
Keywords
  • Staphylococcus aureus,
  • Lead resistance,
  • Lead uptake
Peer Reviewed
1
Abstract
Five lead-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus were isolated. Plasmid-free lead-sensitive variants were obtained from the three plasmid-bearing strains. Lead-resistant strains tolerated an approximately 600 × higher Pb(NO3)2 concentration than lead-sensitive strains. Both types of strains initially bound lead, but only the resistant strains accumulated the metal as an intracellular lead-phosphate.
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©1996 Federation of European Microbiological Societies.

DOI
10.1111/j.1574-6968.1996.tb08610.x
Citation Information
Hillel S. Levinson, Inga Mahler, Patricia Blackwelder and Terri Hood. "Lead Resistance and Sensitivity in Staphylococcus aureus" FEMS Microbiology Letters Vol. 145 Iss. 3 (1996) p. 421 - 425 ISSN: 0378-1097
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/patricia-blackwelder/20/