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Microbiology and Biotechnology Letters

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Microbiol. Biotechnol. Lett.

Received: March 9, 2024

Draft Genome Sequence of Mycobacterium abscessus Treated with a Fluoroquinolone in a Time-Dependent Manner

Du-Gyeong Han 1, Ji-A Jeong 1, Sung-Kyoung Lee 1, Seong-Han Kim 1 and Se-Mi Jeon 1*

Korea National Institute of Health

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This study aimed to confirm the induction of resistance to other drug classes by treating Mycobacterium abscessus with moxifloxacin, a fluoroquinolone used for treating nontuberculous mycobacteria infection, and to obtain genetic data for improving treatment. The reads were assembled and analyzed using reference strain sequence data, and the whole-genome and transcriptome sequences of four strains (MD2, MD4, MD6, and MD8) were reported. Antibiotic resistance was not induced by moxifloxacin treatment; however, transcriptomic analysis revealed that the expression of genes responding to stress was upregulated.

Keywords: Mycobacterium abscessus, genome, transcriptome, moxifloxacin, resistance, fluoroquinolone

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