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Title: A novel genomic island harbouring lsa(E) and lnu(B) genes and a defective prophage in a Streptococcus pyogenes isolate resistant to lincosamide, streptogramin A and pleuromutilin antibiotics
Author: Berbel, Dámaris
Cámara, Jordi
García, Ernesto
Tubau, Fe
Guérin, François
Giard, Jean-Christophe
Domínguez Luzón, Ma. Ángeles (María Ángeles)
Cattoir, Vincent
Ardanuy Tisaire, María Carmen
Keywords: Fenotip
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2019
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Abstract: A lincosamide-resistant and macrolide-susceptible phenotype has not been described to date in Streptococcus pyogenes [group A streptococcus (GAS)]. The aim of this study was to characterize a GAS isolate susceptible to macrolides but resistant to lincosamide, streptogramin A and pleuromutilin antibiotics. Antimicrobial susceptibility was tested using the microdilution broth method and the resistance phenotype was tested by D-test. The GAS2887HUB isolate was subjected to whole-genome sequencing. The isolate showed a positive Gots' test (clindamycin inactivation). Whole-genome sequencing revealed that the strain was ST10 and emm93, and had five resistance genes [lnu(B), ant(6)-Ia, aph(3')-III, tet(M) and dfrG]. The tet(M) gene was located in a Tn916-like transposon. The lsa(E)-lnu(B)-containing sequence (inserted downstream of the rumA gene) was formed by a 39.6-kb prophage, followed by a gene cluster encoding aminoglycoside-streptothricin resistance [ant(6)Ia-sat4-aph(3')III] and lsa(E)-lnu(B) genes. This structure was not transferred by conjugation. This study identified a new genetic element carrying a determinant of lincosamide resistance in a GAS. Further molecular epidemiological surveys are needed to determine the prevalence of this mechanism of resistance in GAS.
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It is part of: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 2019, vol. 54, num. 5, p. 647-651
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ISSN: 0924-8579
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