Extensively drug-resistant IMP-16-producing Pseudomonas monteilii isolated from cerebrospinal fluid

Anelise Stella Ballaben, Renata Galetti, Leonardo Neves Andrade, Joseane Cristina Ferreira, Doroti de Oliveira Garcia, Yohei Doi, Ana Lucia Costa Darini

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IMP-1-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa was first reported in Japan and since then, bacteria with this metallo-β-lactamase have been detected worldwide. Pseudomonas monteilii (part of P. putida group) were considered an environmental pathogen with low virulence potential; however, multidrug-resistant and carbapenem-resistant P. monteilii have emerged. The present study reports the draft sequence of an extensively drug-resistant IMP-16-producing P. monteilii 597/14 isolated from cerebrospinal fluid in 2014. The sequencing data revealed blaIMP-16 as a gene cassette on class 1 integron, In1738 characterized in this study. Furthermore, the resistome of Pm597/14 consisted of 7 resistance genes (aadA1b, strA, strB, aacA4, blaIMP-16, blaOXA-2, sul1) and diverse virulence determinants involved in the adherence, LPS, antiphagocytosis, iron uptake and mercuric resistance. Although different virulence determinants were found in this study, using Galleria mellonella infection model, Pm597/14 did not kill any larvae between 7 days post-infection. P. monteilii isolates have been reported from clinical and environmental sources, carrying different MBL genes showing its potential role as their reservoir.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104658
JournalInfection, Genetics and Evolution
Publication statusPublished - 01-2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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