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A novel disrupted mcr-1 gene and a lysogenized phage P1-like sequence detected from a large conjugative plasmid, cultured from a human atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (aEPEC) recovered in China.

Authors: Bai, Li and Wang, Juan and Hurley, Daniel and Yu, Zhongyi and Wang, Lili and Chen, Qian and Li, Juan and Li, Fengqin and Fanning, Séamus

Sir,The recent description of the plasmid-mediated colistin resistance gene, mcr-1, in bacterial isolates cultured in China has triggered several retrospective studies investigating this gene.1The mcr-1 gene has so far been reported to be associated with various plas- mid replicon types, and was found only rarely to be chromoso- mally encoded.2,3However, no report of a directly inactivated mcr-1 gene has been described to date. In this study, we present the complete nucleotide sequence of an ESBL-producing atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (aEPEC) isolate, SLK172, one of whose plasmids carried a uniquely disrupted mcr-1 gene, being inactivated following the insertion of an ISApl1 element (Figure1a).

Journal: The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
DOI: 10.1093/jac/dkw564
Year: 2017

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