Classification of Elizabethkingia anophelis Resistance Mechanisms and Characterization of Novel Beta-Lactamase Genes
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Due to the cause of recent outbreaks within regions of the United States and other parts of the world, the study of Elizabethkingia anophelis has been of great interest due to high mortality and presence of multiple antibiotic resistance mechanisms. Of the many different resistance mechanisms that E. anophelis can employ, the presence of multiple beta-lactamase enzymes has been of great interest for studies on the pathogenicity of this bacterium. Closely related to many of the other Elizabethkingia species, understanding the novel genes in both genomes and identifying the novel beta-lactamase genes is crucial in developing better diagnostic and treatment methods for Elizabethkingia infections.