Existence of a novel qepA variant in quinolone resistant Escherichia coli from aquatic habitats of Bangladesh.

Rahman, Zillur.

Islam, Aminul.

Rashid, Mahamud-ur.

Johura, Fatema-Tuz.

Monira, Shirajum.

Watanabe, Haruo.

Ahmed, Niyaz.

Camilli, Andrew.

Alam, Munirul.

2017

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  • Abstract: Of 19 environmental Escherichia coli (n = 12) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (n = 7) tested for quinolone resistance-related genes qnrA, qnrB, qnrC, qnrS and qepA, four each of E. coli and K. pneumoniae possessed qnrS, and another E. coli isolate possessed a new variant of qepA. This is the first detection of qepA in environmentally dwelling bacteria in Bangladesh.

    Keywords: Novel qe... read more
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