A multidrug resistance plasmid contains the molecular switch for type VI secretion in Acinetobacter baumannii

July 2015

Brent S. Weber, Pek Man Ly, Joshua N. Irwin, Stefan Pukatzki, Mario F. Feldman

Scientists from the University of Alberta and Washington University published results in PNAS showing that a large plasmid is important to Acinetobacter baumannii’s ability to resist antibiotic treatment. The team prepared 20 Kb libraries for PacBio sequencing, using BluePippin for size selection.

PNAS vol. 112 no. 309442-9447

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