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Genome sequences of two carbapenemase-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 isolates.

Authors: Ramirez, Maria Soledad and Xie, Gang and Johnson, Shannon and Davenport, Karen and van Duin, David and Perez, Federico and Bonomo, Robert A and Chain, Patrick and Tolmasky, Marcelo E

Klebsiella pneumoniae, an ESKAPE group (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species) pathogen, has acquired multiple antibiotic resistance genes and is becoming a serious public health threat. Here, we report the genome sequences of two representative strains of K. pneumoniae from the emerging K. pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) outbreak in northeast Ohio belonging to sequence type 258 (ST258) (isolates Kb140 and Kb677, which were isolated from blood and urine, respectively). Both isolates harbor a blaKPC gene, and strain Kb140 carries blaKPC-2, while Kb677 carries blaKPC-3. Copyright © 2014 Ramirez et al.

Journal: Genome announcements
DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00558-14
Year: 2014

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