Complete genome sequence of klebsiella pneumoniae strain TK421, a conjugative hypervirulent isolate

Travis J. Kochan*, Egon A. Ozer, Nathan B. Pincus, Margaret A. Fitzpatrick, Alan R. Hauser

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Abstract

Klebsiella pneumoniae is a Gram-negative bacterium that is a major cause of nosocomial infections worldwide. Here, we present the complete genome sequence of TK421, a clinical bacteremia isolate containing a hypervirulence plasmid carrying tra-associated conjugation machinery genes. Emergence of conjugative hypervirulence plasmids could portend rapid dissemination of hypervirulence among multidrug-resistant K. pneumoniae strains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere01408-19
JournalMicrobiology Resource Announcements
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 16 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)
  • Genetics

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