Acinetobacter baumannii sampled from cattle and pigs represent novel clones

Mateo-Estrada, Valeria, Vali, Leila, Hamouda, Ahmed, Evans, Benjamin A. and Castillo-Ramirez, Santiago (2022) Acinetobacter baumannii sampled from cattle and pigs represent novel clones. Microbiology Spectrum. ISSN 2165-0497

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Acinetobacter baumannii is a very important human pathogen. Nonetheless, we know very little about non-human isolates of A. baumannii. Here we determine the genomic identity of 15 Scottish cattle and pig isolates, as well as their antibiotic and virulence genetic determinants, and compare them to 148 genomes from the main human clinical international clones. Our results demonstrate that cattle and pig isolates represent novel clones well separated from the major international clones. Furthermore, these new clones showed fewer antibiotic resistance genes and may have fewer virulence genes than human clinical isolates.

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Additional Information: Funding information: This work was supported by CONACyT Ciencia Básica 2016 (grant no. 284276) and “Programa de Apoyo a Proyectos de Investigación e Innovación Tecnológica PAPIIT” (grant no. IN206019) given to S.C.-R. V.M.-E. is a doctoral student from the Programa de Doctorado en Ciencias Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and she is funded by a CONACYT doctoral fellowship (no. 1005234).
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2022 14:30
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2022 00:19
DOI: 10.1128/spectrum.01289-22

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