Molecular Characterization of Escherichia coli Isolates Carrying mcr-1, fosA3, and Extended-Spectrum-β-Lactamase Genes from Food Samples in China

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

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Author(s)

  • Xiaobo Liu
  • Ruichao Li
  • Zhiwei Zheng
  • Kaichao Chen
  • Edward Wai-Chi Chan
  • Shu Geng

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00064-17
Journal / PublicationAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume61
Issue number6
Online published3 Apr 2017
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This study surveyed the prevalence of mcr-1 in extended-spectrum-β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli strains of food origin in China and identified strains that carried mcr-1, fosA3, and ESBL genes, which were carried in various plasmids. The mcr-1 and ESBL genes could be cotransferred by one or more types of plasmids. The presence of these multidrug-resistant E. coli strains in food products might pose a huge threat to public health.

Research Area(s)

  • Circular intermediate, ESBL-producing E. coli, Fosa3, Mcr-1, Plasmids, Tn6330, Transmission

Citation Format(s)

Molecular Characterization of Escherichia coli Isolates Carrying mcr-1, fosA3, and Extended-Spectrum-β-Lactamase Genes from Food Samples in China. / Liu, Xiaobo; Li, Ruichao; Zheng, Zhiwei; Chen, Kaichao; Xie, Miaomiao; Chan, Edward Wai-Chi; Geng, Shu; Chen, Sheng.

In: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Vol. 61, No. 6, e00064-17, 06.2017.

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