In this study, the plasmid content of clinical and commensal strains was analyzed and compared. The replicon profile was similar in both populations, except for L, M, A/C, and N (detected only in clinical strains) and HI1 (only in commensal strains). Although I1 and F were the most frequent replicons, only IncI1, sequence type 12 (ST12) was associated with blaCMY-2 in both populations. In contrast, the widespread resistant IncF plasmids were not linked to a single epidemic plasmid.
- Antimicrobial resistance
- Plasmid epidemiology