Early emergence of mcr-1-positive Enterobacteriaceae in gulls from Spain and Portugal

Environmental Microbiology Reports
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Abstract

We tested extended‐spectrum β‐lactamase producing bacteria from wild gulls (Larusspp.) sampled in 2009 for the presence of mcr‐1. We report the detection of mcr‐1 and describe genome characteristics of four Escherichia coli and one Klebsiella pneumoniaeisolate from Spain and Portugal that also exhibited colistin resistance. Results represent the earliest evidence for colistin‐resistant bacteria in European wildlife.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Early emergence of mcr-1-positive Enterobacteriaceae in gulls from Spain and Portugal
Series title Environmental Microbiology Reports
DOI 10.1111/1758-2229.12779
Volume 11
Issue 5
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center, Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB
Description 3 p.
First page 669
Last page 671
Country Portugal, Spain