pEl1573 Carrying bla(IMP-4), from Sydney, Australia, Is Closely Related to Other IncL/M Plasmids

Sally R. Partridge*, Andrew N. Ginn, Ian T. Paulsen, Jonathan R. Iredell

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Abstract

Complete sequencing of pEl1573, a representative IncL/M plasmid carrying bla IMP- 4 from Sydney, Australia, revealed an ∼60-kb backbone almost identical to those of IncL/M plasmids pCTX-M3, from Poland, and pCTX-M360, from China, and less closely related to pNDM-HK, pOXA-48a, and pEL60, suggesting different lineages. The ∼28-kb Tn2-derived multiresistance region in pEl1573 is inserted in the same location as those in pCTX-M3 and pNDM-HK and shares some of the same components but has undergone rearrangements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6029-6032
Number of pages4
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume56
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

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