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Keywords:

  • Aeromonas species;
  • antibiotic resistance genes;
  • environment;
  • multidrug resistance;
  • plasmid-mediated antibiotic resistance

Clin Microbiol Infect 2012; 18: E366–E368

Abstract

A plasmid (pP2G1), which confers multidrug resistance in an environmental Aeromonas species, was completely sequenced using a shotgun approach. Plasmid pP2G1 encoded resistance to aminoglycosides and quinolones [aac(6′)-Ib-cr], β-lactams (blaOXA-1), chloramphenicol (catB3), macrolides [mphA-mrx-mphR], quaternary ammonium compounds (qacEΔ1), quinolones (qnrS2), rifampicin (arr-3) and sulphonamides (sul1). These findings suggest that Aeromonas species may potentially act as reservoirs of antibiotic resistance genes.