Klebsiella quasipneumoniae subsp. similipneumoniae strain ATCC 700603, formerly known as K. pneumoniae K6, is known for producing extended-spectrum ß-lactamase (ESBL) enzymes that can hydrolyze oxyimino-ß-lactams, resulting in resistance to these drugs. We herein report the complete genome of strain ATCC 700603 and show that the ESBL genes are plasmid-encoded. Copyright © 2016 Elliott et al.
Journal: Genome announcements