Molecular characterization of a carbapenem-hydrolyzing class A beta-lactamase, SFC-1, from Serratia fonticola UTAD54.


An environmental isolate of Serratia fonticola resistant to carbapenems contains a gene encoding a class A beta-lactamase with carbapenemase activity. The enzyme was designated SFC-1. The bla(SFC-I) gene is contained in the chromosome of S. fonticola UTAD54 and is absent from other S. fonticola strains. 


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