Double copies of blaKPC-3::Tn4401a on an IncX3 plasmid in Klebsiella pneumoniae successful clone ST512 from Italy

Celestino Bonura, Caterina Mammina, Claudia Feudi, João Pires, Laura Villa, Andrea Endimiani, Alessandra Carattoli, Daniela Fortini

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A carbapenem-resistant sequence type 512 (ST512) Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase 3 (KPC-3)-producing K. pneumoniae strain showing a novel variant plasmid content was isolated in Palermo, Italy, in 2014. ST512 is a worldwide successful clone associated with the spread of blaKPC genes located on the IncFIIk pKpQIL plasmid. In our ST512 strain, the blaKPC-3 gene was unusually located on an IncX3 plasmid, whose complete sequence was determined. Two copies of blaKPC-3::Tn4401a caused by intramolecular transposition events were detected in the plasmid.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)646-649
Numero di pagine4
RivistaAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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