Genetic characterization of a blaVEB-2-carrying plasmid in Vibrio parahaemolyticus

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

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This report describes the first detection of a blaVEB-2gene in a Vibrio parahaemolyticus strain isolated from a shrimp sample. The blaVEB-2gene 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6965-6968
Number of pages4
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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