TABLE 1.

Bacterial strains and plasmids used in this study

Strain or plasmidRelevant characteristicsaReference or source
A. baumannii strains
    BM4454Wild-type strain, MDR 16
    BM4587Wild-type clinical isolate 2
    BM4652BM4454 ΔadeABC ΔadeIJK 3
    BM4663BM4652 spontaneous mutant obtained on chloramphenicol, MDRThis study
    BM4664BM4652 spontaneous mutant obtained on norfloxacin, MDRThis study
    BM4679BM4664 ΔadeFGHThis study
    BM4684BM4587 spontaneous mutant obtained on chloramphenicol, MDRThis study
Plasmids
    pUC18Tra Mob Ap lacZα 30
    pAT520pUC18ΩadeF-ant(3")-Ia-adeHThis study
  • a Ap, ampicillin resistance; MDR, multidrug resistant; Mob, nonmobilizable; Tra, non-self-transferable.