This is an enzyme that makes bacteria resistance to a broad range of beta lactam antibiotics. The most common bacteria that makes this enzyme are Gram negative such as Echerichia coli. Gene strain from NDM-1 can be spread from one strain of bacteria to another by Horizontal gene transfer.
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Last date updated on September, 2014