Complete nucleotide sequence of KPC-3-encoding plasmid pKpQIL in the epidemic Klebsiella pneumoniae sequence type 258

Azita Leavitt, Inna Chmelnitsky, Yehuda Carmeli, Shiri Navon-Venezia*

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Abstract

We have determined the entire DNA sequence of plasmid pKpQIL, the bla KPC-3-carrying plasmid harbored by the carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae clone sequence type 258 (ST 258) in Israel. pKpQIL is a 113,637-bp, self-transmissible plasmid that belongs to the incompatibility group IncFII. It consists of a large backbone of a pKPN4-like plasmid and carries the blaKPC-3-containing Tn4401a transposon of a pNYC-like plasmid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4493-4496
Number of pages4
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume54
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

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