The taxonomy of Enterobacter species is rapidly changing. Herein we report a bloodstream infection isolate originally identified as Enterobacter cloacae by Vitek 2 methodology that we found to be Kosakonia radicincitans using genetic means. Comparative whole genome sequencing of our isolate and other published Kosakonia genomes revealed these organisms lack the AmpC β-lactamase present on the chromosome of Enterobacter sp. A fimbriae operon primarily found in Escherichia coli O157:H7 isolates was present in our organism and other available K. radicincitans genomes. This is the first report of a Kosakonia species, which are typically associated with plants, causing a human infection.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Frontiers in Microbiology|
|State||Published - Jan 24 2017|
- Bloodstream infection
- Kosakonia radicincitans
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)