Draft genome sequences of KPC-2- and CTX-M-15-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST437 isolated from a clinical sample and urban rivers in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Gabriela Rodrigues Francisco, Maria Fernanda C. Bueno, Louise Cerdeira, Nilton Lincopan, Susan Ienne, Tiago A. Souza, Doroti de Oliveira Garcia

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Objectives: KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae is considered one of the most worrisome multidrug-resistant micro-organisms in nosocomial infections. It has also been reported in wastewater and urban rivers in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Here we report the draft genome sequences of three KPC-2- and CTX-M-15-producing K. pneumoniae sequence type 437 (ST437) isolates obtained from two urban rivers and from a clinical sample of a patient in Sao Paulo. Methods: A genomic library was constructed using a Nextera XT Kit. An Illumina platform was used to perform whole-genome sequencing (WGS). Results: WGS of environmental isolates Kp148/PINH-4900 and Kp196/TIET-4200 and clinical isolate Kp314/11 resulted in estimated genome sizes of 5 464 058, 5 437 723 and 5 319 218 bp, respectively. Resistome analysis of the environmental and clinical strains revealed the presence of resistance genes to the following antimicrobials in all strains: aminoglycosides [aac(6’)-Ib-cr]; β-lactams (bla OXA-1 , bla SHV-11 , bla CTX-M-15 and bla KPC-2 ); fluoroquinolones [aac(6ʹ)-Ib-cr, oqxA and oqxB]; fosfomycin (fosA KP ); macrolides [mph(A)]; phenicols (catB4); sulfonamides (sul1); and trimethoprim (dfrA30). The tetracycline resistance gene tetA was identified in Kp148/PINH-4900 and Kp314/11 only; the aminoglycoside resistance gene aph(3ʹ)-Ia was found only in environmental isolates, and aadA2 only in Kp314/11; and the phenicol resistance gene catA1 was identified only in Kp148/PINH-4900. Conclusions: The draft genome sequences of these strains help us to elucidate the dissemination of resistance genes in micro-organisms inside and outside the hospital and are useful for further comparisons between clinical and environmental strains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-75
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Clinical sample
  • CTX-M-15
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • KPC
  • ST437
  • Urban river

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