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Research Article

Mobile Antibiotic Resistance Encoding Elements Promote Their Own Diversity

  • Geneviève Garriss,

    Affiliation: Centre d'Étude et de Valorisation de la Diversité Microbienne (CEVDM), Département de biologie, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

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  • Matthew K. Waldor mail,

    mwaldor@rics.bwh.harvard.edu (MKW); Vincent.Burrus@USherbrooke.ca (VB)

    Affiliations: Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Vincent Burrus mail

    mwaldor@rics.bwh.harvard.edu (MKW); Vincent.Burrus@USherbrooke.ca (VB)

    Affiliation: Centre d'Étude et de Valorisation de la Diversité Microbienne (CEVDM), Département de biologie, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

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  • Published: December 18, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000775

About the Authors

Geneviève Garriss, Vincent Burrus
Centre d'Étude et de Valorisation de la Diversité Microbienne (CEVDM), Département de biologie, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
Matthew K. Waldor
Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Matthew K. Waldor
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GG VB. Performed the experiments: GG VB. Analyzed the data: GG MKW VB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MKW VB. Wrote the paper: GG MKW VB.