In this study we describe the genetic elements and the antimicrobial resistance units (RUs) harboured by the Salmonella Typhimurium monophasic variant 1,4,[5],12:i:- strain ST1030. Of the three identified RUs two were chromosomal, RU1 (IS26-blaTEM-1-IS26-strAB-sul2- IS26) and RU2 (IS26-tetR(B)-tetA(B)-ΔIS26), and one, RU3 (a sul3-associated class 1 integron with cassette array dfrA12-orfF-aadA2-cmlA1-aadA1), was embedded in a Tn21-derived element harboured by the conjugative I1 plasmid pST1030-1A. IS26 elements mediated the antimicrobial resistance gene (ARG) shuffling and this gave rise to pST1030-1A derivatives with different sets of ARGs. ST1030 also harboured two ColE1-like plasmids of which one, pST1030-2A, was mobilisable and the target of an intracellular translocation of the Tn21-derived element; the second (pST1030-3) was an orphan mob-associated oriT plasmid co-transferred with pST1030-1A and pST1030-2A. pST1030-2A and pST1030-3 also carried a parA gene and a type III restriction modification system, respectively. Overall analysis of our data reinforces the role played by IS26, Tn21-derived elements and non-conjugative plasmids in the spread of ARGs and supplies the first evidence, at least in Salmonella, for the identification of a natural isolate harbouring a three-element mobilisation system in the same cell.

Antimicrobial resistance gene shuffling and a three-element mobilisation system in the monophasic Salmonella typhimurium strain ST1030

Oliva, M;Calia, C;D'Addabbo, P;Scrascia, M;Monno, R;Pazzani, C
2020-01-01

Abstract

In this study we describe the genetic elements and the antimicrobial resistance units (RUs) harboured by the Salmonella Typhimurium monophasic variant 1,4,[5],12:i:- strain ST1030. Of the three identified RUs two were chromosomal, RU1 (IS26-blaTEM-1-IS26-strAB-sul2- IS26) and RU2 (IS26-tetR(B)-tetA(B)-ΔIS26), and one, RU3 (a sul3-associated class 1 integron with cassette array dfrA12-orfF-aadA2-cmlA1-aadA1), was embedded in a Tn21-derived element harboured by the conjugative I1 plasmid pST1030-1A. IS26 elements mediated the antimicrobial resistance gene (ARG) shuffling and this gave rise to pST1030-1A derivatives with different sets of ARGs. ST1030 also harboured two ColE1-like plasmids of which one, pST1030-2A, was mobilisable and the target of an intracellular translocation of the Tn21-derived element; the second (pST1030-3) was an orphan mob-associated oriT plasmid co-transferred with pST1030-1A and pST1030-2A. pST1030-2A and pST1030-3 also carried a parA gene and a type III restriction modification system, respectively. Overall analysis of our data reinforces the role played by IS26, Tn21-derived elements and non-conjugative plasmids in the spread of ARGs and supplies the first evidence, at least in Salmonella, for the identification of a natural isolate harbouring a three-element mobilisation system in the same cell.
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