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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
Volume 2019, Article ID 3840563, 6 pages
Research Article

Genome Sequence of Colistin-Resistant Bacteremic Shewanella algae Carrying the Beta-Lactamase Gene blaOXA-55

1Department of Food and Nutrition, Providence University, Taichung 43301, Taiwan
2Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 40227, Taiwan
3Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi 62102, Taiwan
4Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung 40705, Taiwan
5Rong Hsing Research Center for Translational Medicine, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 40227, Taiwan
6Ph.D. Program in Translational Medicine, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 40227, Taiwan

Correspondence should be addressed to Yao-Ting Huang; and Po-Yu Liu; moc.liamg@uyopuil

Received 21 February 2019; Revised 6 April 2019; Accepted 22 May 2019; Published 10 June 2019

Guest Editor: Alberto Antonelli

Copyright © 2019 Ying-Ju Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Shewanella algae is an emerging pathogen widely distributed in aquatic environment. Bacteremia is a major manifestation of S. algae infections, and there are increasing reports of antibiotic-resistant strains. However, little is known about the genomic characteristics of human bacteremic S. algae. Here, we report the results of the whole-genome sequencing of colistin-resistant S. algae TYL, a blood isolate. Chromosome-encoded pmrC associated with colistin resistance and blaOXA-55 gene intrinsic to S. algae was identified. Continuous surveillance for the emergence of S. algae is needed.