Emergence of Multidrug Resistant Hypervirulent ST23 Klebsiella pneumoniae: Multidrug Resistant Plasmid Acquisition Drives Evolution

BackgroundIn recent years, the emergence of multidrug resistant hypervirulent K. pneumoniae (MDR hvKp) isolates poses severe therapeutic challenge to global public health. The present study used the complete genome sequence of two MDR hvKp isolates belonging to ST23 to characterize the phylogenetic...

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Main Authors: Chaitra Shankar, Jobin John Jacob, Karthick Vasudevan, Rohit Biswas, Abi Manesh, Dhiviya Prabaa Muthuirulandi Sethuvel, Santosh Varughese, Indranil Biswas, Balaji Veeraraghavan
Format: Article
Published: Frontiers Media S.A. 2020-11-01
Series:Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
Online Access:https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcimb.2020.575289/full