Draft genome sequence of a multidrug-resistant Aeromonas hydrophila ST508 strain carrying rmtD and bla CTX-M-131 isolated from a bloodstream infection

Quézia Moura, Miriam R. Fernandes, Louise Cerdeira, Ana Carolina M. Santos, Tiago A. de Souza, Susan Ienne, Antonio Carlos C. Pignatari, Ana C. Gales, Rosa M. Silva, Nilton Lincopan

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Here we report the draft genome sequence of a multidrug-resistant (MDR) Aeromonas hydrophila strain belonging to sequence type 508 (ST508) isolated from a human bloodstream infection. Assembly and annotation of this draft genome resulted in 5 028 498 bp and revealed the presence of 16S rRNA methylase rmtD and bla CTX-M-131 genes encoding high-level resistance to aminoglycosides and cephalosporins, respectively, as well as multiple virulence genes. This draft genome can provide significant information for understanding mechanisms on the establishment and treatment of infections caused by this pathogen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-290
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • 16S rRNA methylase
  • Aeromonas hydrophila
  • Brazil
  • ESBL
  • Extended-spectrum β-lactamase
  • Whole-genome sequencing

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