Antimicrobial susceptibility and molecular typing of Pasteurella multocida isolated from six provinces in China


Pasteurella multocida (P. multocida) is an important pathogen that causes bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in China and other countries. To investigate the antimicrobial susceptibility of P. multocida isolated from different provinces in China, we analyzed antimicrobial susceptibility phenotypes and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) types of P. multocida; then, we sequenced the complete genome of strain found to be multidrug-resistant. The isolates exhibited resistance to many antimicrobial agents, especially amikacin, sulfamethoxazole, sulfachloropyridazinesodium, macrolides, and fluoroquinolones. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis showed that a clonal spread of multidrug-resistant isolates occurred in various provinces. All of the isolates carried class I integron.

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We thank Ying Zhang, Lei Liu, and Ren-ge Hu for their laboratory contributions.


This research was funded by the National Key Research and Development Plan (grant number: 2016YFD0501301), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant number: 31702293), the Science and Technology Development Plan of Jilin Province (grant number: 20170520074JH), Jilin Provincial Education Department “the 13th five-year” Science and Technology Project (grant number: JJKH20180696KJ), and the Jilin Agricultural University Research Foundation (grant number: 201702).

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Kong, LC., Wang, Z., Wang, YM. et al. Antimicrobial susceptibility and molecular typing of Pasteurella multocida isolated from six provinces in China. Trop Anim Health Prod 51, 987–992 (2019).

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