Table 4

Minimal inhibitory concentrations to penicillin of Streptococcus pneumoniae mutants and transformants

Strain or transformant

Description

MIC to PG (μg/ml)a


R6

Wild type

0.023

CCRI1974

S. pneumoniae, sensitive clinical isolate

0.023

R6M1

R6 clone selected in vitro for PG resistance

2.0

R6M2

R6 clone selected in vitro for PG resistance

2.0

1974M1

1974 clone selected in vitro for PG resistance

2.0

1974M2

1974 clone selected in vitro for PG resistance

2.0

CP1250

S. pneumoniae that contains a spontaneous mutation in the rpsL gene that confers resistance to SM

R62x-M1

R6-WT transformed with pbp2x PCR fragments from R6M1 (contains all three missense mutations present in PBP2x of R6M1)

0.06

R62x-M2

R6-WT transformed with pbp2x PCR fragments from R6M2 (contains just three mutations - Q281P, A369V, R384G - out of five mutations present in PBP2x of R6M2)

0.06

R62x2b-M1

R62x-M1 transformed with pbp2b PCR fragments from R6M1 so all missense mutations present in PBP2b of R6M1 transformed into this transformant

0.125

R62x2b-M2

R62x-M2 transformed with pbp2b PCR fragments from R6M2 so all missense mutations present in PBP2b of R6M2 transformed into this transformant

0.125

R62x2b-M2, 1a::Janus

R62x2b-M2 knocked out in pbp1a by Janus cassette, KMRSMS

0.125

R6SmR, 2x2b1a-M2,

R62x2b-M2, 1a::Janus subjected to second step transformation with pbp1a of the Janus cassette with pbp1a of R6M2, KMSSMR

0.125

R6SmR, 2x2b1a,spr1178-M2,

R62x2b1a-M2 transformed with spr1178 PCR fragments from R6M2 (contains a Q28* nonsense mutation in spr1178), SMR

0.125

R62x2b,spr1254-M2

R62x2b-M2 transformed with pstB PCR fragment from R6M2 (contains a T205I mutation in PstB)

0.125

R62x2b, spr1254, spr1178-M2

R62x2b-M2 transformed with spr1178 and pstB PCR fragments from R6M2 (contains the substitutions Q28* in spr1178 and T205I in PstB)

0.125

R6M1SmR,1a-WT

R6M1 co-transformed with a pbp1a PCR fragment from R6-WT and a rpsL streptomycin resistance marker, SMR

1.0

R6ko in spr1178

R6-WT knocked out in spr1178, CMR

0.023

R6ko in spr1254

R6-WT knocked out in spr1254, KMR

0.023

R6spr1888::janus

R6-WT knocked out in spr1888 by Janus cassette, KMRSMS

0.023


aResults are the average of at least three independent measurements. Asterisks indicate nonsense mutations. PG, penicillin; KM, kanamycin; SM, streptomycin.

Fani et al. Genome Biology 2011 12:R115   doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-11-r115

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