Table 1

Bacterial strains and plasmids used in this study

Bacterial strain or plasmidDescription, genotype, or relevant characteristicsaReference or source
Acinetobacter baumannii strains
    AYEEpidemic MDR type strain14
    AB0057MDR type strain2
    ATCC 19606Type strainSalmonella Genetic Stock Centre
    ACICUEpidemic MDR type strain17
    A424Clinical isolate from CroatiaKevin Towner
    A424ΔTnAbaR23-163A424 derivative with TnAbaR23 deleted plus an additional genomic deletion and/or rearrangementThis study
    A424ΔTnAbaR23-174A424 derivative with TnAbaR23 deletedThis study
Escherichia coli strains
    DH5αF ϕ80dlacZΔM15 Δ(lacZYA-argF)U169 deoR recA1 endA1 hsdR17(rK mK+) phoA supE44 λ thi-1Lab stock
    CC118λpirΔ(ara-leu) araD ΔlacX74 galE galK phoA thi-1 rpsE rpoB argE(Am) recA1; lysogenized with λpir phage16
    S17.1λpirhsdR recA pro RP4-2 (Tc::Mu; Km::Tn7)(λpir)12
    pJTOOL-3Derivative of suicide vector pDS132; R6K ori mobRP4 sacB; Cmr32
    pJTAGpJTOOL-3 derivative carrying the SOE-PCR product of TnAbaR1 UF–aacC1–TnAbaR1 DF; Cmr GmrThis study
  • a Abbreviations: MDR, multidrug resistant; Cmr, chloramphenicol resistance; Gmr, gentamicin resistance.