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Draft Genome of Multidrug-Resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae 223/14 Carrying KPC-6, Isolated From a General Hospital in Malaysia

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Draft Genome of Multidrug-Resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae 223/14 Carrying KPC-6, Isolated From a General Hospital in Malaysia

Norazah Ahmad et al. J Genomics.

Abstract

We performed whole genome sequencing on a clinical multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strain 223/14. Investigation into its draft genome revealed the presence of KPC-6 variant, suggesting carbapenemase is present in this isolate. We found a plasmid-borne KPC gene (882 bp) inserted between two transposase genes in the genome of K. pneumoniae 223/14.

Keywords: Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase (KPC); multidrug resistance; whole genome sequencing.

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Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interest exists.

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