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The genome sequence of an oxytetracycline-resistant isolate of the fish pathogen Piscirickettsia salmonis harbors a multidrug resistance plasmid.

Authors: Bohle, Harry and Henríquez, Patricio and Grothusen, Horst and Navas, Esteban and Bustamante, Fernando and Bustos, Patricio and Mancilla, Marcos

The amount of antibiotics needed to counteract frequent piscirickettsiosis outbreaks is a major concern for the Chilean salmon industry. Resistance to antibiotics may contribute to this issue. To understand the genetics underlying Piscirickettsia salmonis-resistant phenotypes, the genome of AY3800B, an oxytetracycline-resistant isolate bearing a multidrug resistance plasmid, is presented here. Copyright © 2017 Bohle et al.

Journal: Genome announcements
DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.01571-16
Year: 2017

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