Multidrug and Heavy Metal-Resistant Raoultella planticola Isolated from Surface Water

Koc S., Kabatas B., İÇGEN B.

BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, vol.91, no.2, pp.177-183, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 91 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00128-013-1031-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.177-183
  • Keywords: Raoultella planticola, Klebsiella planticola, Multimetal-resistant, Multidrug-resistant, Surface waters, KLEBSIELLA-PLANTICOLA, ANTIBIOTIC SUSCEPTIBILITY, BETA-LACTAMASES, ORNITHINOLYTICA, PNEUMONIAE, TREVISANII, OXYTOCA, GENE, NOV
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A surface water isolate of Raoultella sp. having both multidrug- and multimetal-resistant ability was isolated and identified as Raoultella planticola. R. planticola displayed resistance to 15 drugs like ampicillin, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, aztreonam, erythromycin, imipenem, oxacillin, pefloxacin, penicillin, piperacillin, piperacillin/tazobactam, rifampin, sulbactam/cefoperazone, ticarsillin, ticarsillin/clavulanic acid, vancomycin, and to 11 heavy metals like aluminum, barium, copper, iron, lead, lithium, manganese, nickel, silver, strontium, and tin. The multidrug and multi-metal-resistant R. planticola may remain present in the environment for a long time. Due to a possible health risk of these pathogenic bacteria, a need exists for an accurate assessment of their acquired resistance to multiple drugs and metals.