Sequence analysis of KPX plasmids.
Two circular sequences are shown for the organization of pKPX-1 (A) and pKPX-2 (B). Mapping shotgun sequencing reads of pECX-1 to the pKPX-1 is indicated by the red half-circle. A large part of the plasmid, corresponding to the nucleotide positions 23,125 to 145,377 of pKPX-1, was not found in pECX-1. Only the part on the left side, totaling 128,191-bp, is retained. Two genes encoding chloramphenicol and amikacin resistance were identified by functional library screening. Their positions in the deleted region are indicated. Nucleotides are numbered according to the replication origin. Genes are color coded: yellow, β-lactamase; red, antimicrobial resistance associated; blue, plasmid replication and partitioning; black, transposases or IS elements; and white, other coding sequences of miscellaneous features. The arrows on the open reading frames (ORFs) indicate the gene orientation. Gene clusters involved in gene transfer or mobility are marked in green. XbaI and AvrII restriction sites are shown inside the circle.