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A phage-like IncY plasmid carrying the mcr-1 gene in Escherichia coli from a pig farm in China.

Authors: Zhang, Chunping and Feng, Yuqing and Liu, Fei and Jiang, Hui and Qu, Zhina and Lei, Meng and Wang, Jianfeng and Zhang, Bing and Hu, Yongfei and Ding, Jiabo and Zhu, Baoli

We report here a new type of plasmid that carries the mcr-1 gene, the pMCR-1-P3 plasmid, harbored in an Escherichia coli strain isolated from a pig farm in China. pMCR-1-P3 belongs to the IncY incompatibility group and is a phage-like plasmid that contains a large portion of phage-related sequences. The backbone of this plasmid is different from that of other mcr-1-carrying plasmids reported previously. Copyright © 2017 American Society for Microbiology.

Journal: Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
DOI: 10.1128/AAC.02035-16
Year: 2017

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