Microbes and Environments
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Detection of vanA-Containing Enterococcus Species in Faecal Microbiota of Gilthead Seabream (Sparus aurata)
Joana BarrosMargarida AndradeHajer RadhouaniMaria LópezGilberto IgrejasPatricia PoetaCarmen Torres
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Keywords: Enterococcus, vanA, MLST, fish

2012 Volume 27 Issue 4 Pages 509-511


Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis, E. faecium and E. durans isolates with the genotype vanA were detected in 7 of 118 faecal samples (5.9%) of natural gilthead seabream recovered off the coast of Portugal, and one vancomycin-resistant isolate/sample was further characterized. The genes erm(B), tet(L), tet(M), aac(6′)-aph(2"), aph(3′)-IIIa and/or ant(6)-Ia were identified in most of the 7 vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Sequence types ST273, ST313 and ST76 were detected in three E. faecium isolates and ST6 in two E. faecalis isolates. VanA-containing enterococci are suggested to be disseminated in fish in marine ecosystems close to areas of human activity.

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