Escherichia coli Harboring mcr-1 and blaCTX-M on a Novel IncF Plasmid: First report of mcr-1 in the USA


Authors: Patrick McGann, Erik Snesrud, Rosslyn Maybank, Brendan Corey, Ana C. Ong, Robert Clifford, Mary Hinkle, Timothy Whitman, Emil Lesho and Kurt E. Schaecher
American Society for Microbiology, 2016


The recent discovery of a plasmid-borne colistin resistance gene, mcr-1, heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria. The gene has been found primarily in Escherichia coli, but has also been identified in other members of the Enterobacteriaceae from human, animal, food and environmental samples on every continent.

Antibiotic sensitvity and resistance

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DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01103-16