Acinetobacter baumannii is considered an important nosocomial pathogen worldwide owing to its increasing antibiotic resistance. This study aimed to determine the complete genome sequence of A. baumannii strain A1296 and to perform a comparative analysis among A. baumannii.The complete genome sequence of A. baumannii A1296 was sequenced on two SMRT cells using P6C4 chemistry on a PacBio Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) RS II instrument. The A1296 genome sequence was annotated using Prokaryotic Genome Automatic Annotation Pipeline (PGAAP), and the sequence type and resistance genes of the strain were analysed.Here we present the complete genome sequence of A. baumannii strain A1296, belonging to a novel sequence type (ST1469) and isolated from patient in China, that was sensitive to multiple antibiotics. The genome of A. baumannii A1296 was 3810701bp in length, including one circular chromosome and two plasmids. The tet(39) resistance gene was located on the small plasmid in this A. baumannii strain.The genome sequence of A. baumannii strain A1296 can be used as a reference sequence for comparative analysis aimed at elucidating the acquisition, dissemination and mobilisation of resistance genes among A. baumannii. Copyright © 2017 International Society for Chemotherapy of Infection and Cancer. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Journal: Journal of global antimicrobial resistance