Genetic Characterization of a blaVEB-2-Carrying Plasmid in Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Ruichao Li
  • Lianwei Ye
  • Zhiwei Zheng
  • Edward Wai Chi Chan
  • Sheng Chen

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6965-6968
Journal / PublicationAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume60
Issue number11
Online published21 Oct 2016
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This report describes the first detection of a blaVEB-2 gene in a Vibrio parahaemolyticus strain isolated from a shrimp sample. The blaVEB-2 gene was carried on a novel Inc-type plasmid that was likely to have originated from aquatic organisms, as indicated by a comparison with other known genetic elements in the GenBank database. However, the plasmid contains resistance elements usually harbored by members of the family Enterobacteriaceae, suggesting that gene transfer events occurred and contributed to the formation of this multidrug resistance-encoding plasmid.

Citation Format(s)

Genetic Characterization of a blaVEB-2-Carrying Plasmid in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. / Li, Ruichao; Ye, Lianwei; Zheng, Zhiwei; Chan, Edward Wai Chi; Chen, Sheng.

In: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Vol. 60, No. 11, 11.2016, p. 6965-6968.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal