VanA-type vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium ST1336 isolated from mussels in an anthropogenically impacted ecosystem

Andrey G. Sacramento, Miriam R. Fernandes, Fábio P. Sellera, Silvio S. Dolabella, Rosemeire C. Zanella, Louise Cerdeira, Nilton Lincopan

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We report the occurrence and genomic features of multidrug-resistant vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium vanA belonging to a novel sequence type (designated ST1336), carrying a Tn1546-like element, in marine brown mussels (Perna perna) from anthropogenically affected coastal waters of the Atlantic coast of Brazil, highlighting a potential source of dissemination for related ecosystems, with additional consequences for seafood safety and quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-536
Number of pages4
JournalMarine Pollution Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Bivalve
  • Brazil
  • E. faecium
  • Marine pollution
  • Seafood
  • VRE

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