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team reveals high prevalence of bacteria that carry gene mcr-1 in ecosystem

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team reveals high prevalence of bacteria that carry gene mcr-1 in ecosystem

a research collaborative recently found that bacteria that carry the colistin resistance gene mcr-1 commonly exist in food and environmental samples collected from hong kong and the chinese mainland. the mcr-1 gene is a new plasmid-encoded colistin resistance mechanism discovered by scientists in china in 2015. colistin has been a last-resort antibiotic used to treat severe infections caused by carbapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae (cre) strains. the prevalence of mcr-1 in the ecosystem challenges the role of colistin as the last-resort antibiotic to treat infections caused by cre. determining the origin of mcr-1 is important in assessing the degree of mcr-1 contamination, which can potentially impact the clinical use of colistin. howeve...