Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 producing KPC-3 identified in Italy carries novel plasmids and OmpK36/OmpK35 porin variants

Aurora García-Fernández, Laura Villa, Claudio Carta, Carolina Venditti, Alessandra Giordano, Mario Venditti, Carlo Mancini, Alessandra Carattoli

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Abstract

A carbapenemase-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strain, clone ST258 producing KPC-3, was fully characterized. The entire plasmid content was investigated, thereby identifying plasmids of the IncFII k (two of them similar to pKPQIL and pKPN3, respectively), IncX, and ColE types, carrying a formidable set of resistance genes against toxic compounds, metals, and antimicrobial drugs and a novel iron(III) uptake system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2143-2145
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Pharmacology
  • Infectious Diseases

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