Title

Lead Resistance and Sensitivity in Staphylococcus aureus

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1996

Publication Title

FEMS Microbiology Letters

Keywords

Staphylococcus aureus, Lead resistance, Lead uptake

ISSN

0378-1097

Volume

145

Issue/No.

3

First Page

421

Last Page

425

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.

Comments

©1996 Federation of European Microbiological Societies.

DOI

10.1111/j.1574-6968.1996.tb08610.x

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