Multiple Meanings and Modes : On the Many Ways to Be a Generalist Flower Linked references are available on JSTOR for this article : | INTRODUCTION

Jeff Ollerton, Ant Killick, Ellen Lamborn, Stella Watts, Margaret Whiston

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    In Brazil, since 2009, there has been an ever increasing widespread of the blaKPC-2 gene, mainly in Klebsiella pneumoniae. This study aims to assess the molecular epidemiology and genetic background of this gene in Enterobacteriaceae (non-K. pneumoniae) species from 9 Brazilian states between 2009 and 2011. Three hundred eighty-seven isolates were analyzed exhibiting nonsusceptibility to carbapenems, in which the blaKPC-2 gene was detected in 21.4%. By disk diffusion and E-test, these isolates exhibited high rates of resistance to most of the antimicrobials tested, including tigecycline (45.6% nonsusceptible) and polymyxin B (16.5%), the most resistant species being Enterobacter aerogenes and Enterobacter cloacae. We found great clonal diversity and a variety of blaKPC-2-carrying plasmids, all of them exhibiting a partial Tn4401 structure. Therefore, this study demonstrates the dissemination of KPC-2 in 9 Enterobacteriaceae species, including species that were not previously described such as Pantoea agglomerans and Providencia stuartii.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTaxon
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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    • asclepias
    • mutualism
    • pollination biology
    • species interactions

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