Plasmids of distinct IncK lineages show compatible phenotypes

Marta Rozwandowicz, Michael S.M. Brouwer, Aldert L. Zomer, Alex Bossers, Frank Harders, Dik J. Mevius, Jaap A. Wagenaar, Joost Hordijk*

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IncK plasmids are some of the main carriers of blaCTX-M-14 and blaCMY-2genes and show high similarity to other plasmids belonging to the I complex, including IncB/O plasmids. Here, we studied the phylogenetic relationship of 37 newly sequenced IncK and IncB/O plasmids. We show that IncK plasmids can be divided into two compatible lineages named IncK1 and IncK2.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere01954
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • IncK
  • Incompatibility
  • Plasmid


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