Publication
Title
Identification of a novel plasmid-mediated colistin-resistance gene, mcr-2, in Escherichia coli, Belgium, June 2016
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Abstract
We identified a novel plasmid-mediated colistin-resistance gene in porcine and bovine colistin-resistant Escherichia coli that did not contain mcr-1. The gene, termed mcr-2, a 1,617 bp phosphoethanolamine transferase harboured on an IncX4 plasmid, has 76.7% nucleotide identity to mcr-1. Prevalence of mcr-2 in porcine colistin-resistant E. coli (11/53) in Belgium was higher than that of mcr-1 (7/53). These data call for an immediate introduction of mcr-2 screening in ongoing molecular epidemiological surveillance of colistin-resistant Gram-negative pathogens.
Language
English
Source (journal)
EuroSurveillance Monthly
Publication
2016
ISSN
1560-7917
Volume/pages
21:27(2016), p. 8-13
Article Reference
30280
ISI
000379696400002
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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COllaborative Management Platform for detection and Analyses of (Re-)emerging and foodborne outbreaks in Europe (COMPARE)
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 02.09.2016
Last edited 11.11.2017
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