TABLE 2.

Characteristics of plasmids

HostCharacteristicbAvg copy no. ± SDa
vanAvanH
VRSA-1S. aureus pLW1043 (pAM829::Tn1546); Tra+ Gmr Tcr Tpr Vmr; 57.9 kb6.3 ± 1.36.2 ± 1.2
VRSA-5Enterococcus Inc18-like; Tra+ Emr Tcr Vmr2.3 ± 0.32.4 ± 0.3
VRSA-6Enterococcus Inc18-like; Tra+ Tcr Vmr2.7 ± 0.42.6 ± 0.5
  • a Average data for three independent experiments ± standard deviations.

  • b Tra, transfer; Em, erythromycin; Gm, gentamicin; Tc, teicoplanin; Tp, trimethoprim; Vm, vancomycin.