College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Increased incidence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) has been reported worldwide. The WHO warns about the imminent risk to global health if the spread of resistant bacteria is not contained.
Materials and Methods:
Here, single molecule real time sequencing was used to analyse the whole genome and resistome of SKGH01, a strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Results and Discussions:
The data showed that SKGH01 was resistant to all commercially available antibiotics. A complete account of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) CRE at a genomic level and the entire location map of all antibiotic resistance components are here presented. Additionally, this work proposes a model of XDR acquisition in Enterobacteriaceae.
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