First detection of the #mcr1 #gene in #Escherichia coli isolated from #livestock between 2013 and 2015 in South #Korea (AAC, abstract)

[Source: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]

First detection of the mcr-1 gene in Escherichia coli isolated from livestock between 2013 and 2015 in South Korea

Suk-Kyung Lim#, Hee Young Kang, Kichan Lee, Dong-Chan Moon, Hee-Soo Lee and Suk-Chan Jung

Author Affiliations: Bacterial Disease Division, Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency; Gimcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Republic of Korea



The plasmid-mediated colistin resistance gene mcr-1 was first reported in China in 2013, and has since been identified in both humans and livestock from many other countries (1-3,5).…



#Address correspondence to Suk-Kyung Lim,

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Keywords: Research; Abstracts; Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; MCR1; Colistin; South Korea; E. Coli.


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