Draft genome sequence of Enterobacter cloacae ST520 harbouring bla KPC-2 , bla CTX-M-15 and bla OXA-17 isolated from coastal waters of the South Atlantic Ocean

Fábio P. Sellera, Miriam R. Fernandes, Quézia Moura, Tiago A. Souza, Louise Cerdeira, Nilton Lincopan

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Objectives Aquatic environments have contributed to the dissemination of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria, representing a risk for humans and animals. The aim of this study was to report the first draft genome sequence of a MDR Enterobacter cloacae strain recovered from seawater in a public beach in Brazil. Methods The genome was sequenced on an Illumina MiSeq platform. De novo genome assembly was performed using SPAdes 3.10.1 and the whole genome sequence was analysed using bioinformatics tools from the Center of Genomic Epidemiology. Results This draft genome resulted in 5 228 857 bp with 5331 protein-coding sequences, revealing the presence of bla KPC-2 , bla CTX-M-15 and bla OXA-17 genes, responsible for resistance to all β-lactam antibiotics. In addition, the strain was assigned to sequenced type 520 (ST520). Conclusion These data provide useful information for comparative genomic analysis regarding the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-280
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • bla
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Seawater
  • Whole-genome sequencing

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