Complete Genome Sequence of Klebsiella Quasipneumoniae Subsp. Similipneumoniae Strain ATCC 700603

Genome Announc. 2016 May 26;4(3):e00438-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00438-16.


Klebsiella quasipneumoniae subsp. similipneumoniae strain ATCC 700603, formerly known as K. pneumoniae K6, is known for producing extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) enzymes that can hydrolyze oxyimino-β-lactams, resulting in resistance to these drugs. We herein report the complete genome of strain ATCC 700603 and show that the ESBL genes are plasmid-encoded.

Grant support

M.A.C. is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow (APP1059354). L.C. is an ARC Future Fellow (FT110100972).