Accession ARO:3002288
DefinitionVIM-18 is a beta-lactamase found in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
AMR Gene FamilyVIM beta-lactamase
Drug Classcarbapenem, penem, cephamycin, penam, cephalosporin
Resistance Mechanismantibiotic inactivation
Classification18 ontology terms | Show
Parent Term(s)1 ontology terms | Show
+ VIM beta-lactamase [AMR Gene Family]

Castanheira M, et al. 2009. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 53(3): 1225-1227. Carbapenem resistance among Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains from India: evidence for nationwide endemicity of multiple metallo-beta-lactamase clones (VIM-2, -5, -6, and -11 and the newly characterized VIM-18). (PMID 19114677)


Prevalence of VIM-18 among the sequenced genomes, plasmids, and whole-genome shotgun assemblies available at NCBI for 88 important pathogens (see methodological details and complete list of analyzed pathogens). Values reflect percentage of genomes, plasmids, or whole-genome shotgun assemblies that have at least one hit to the AMR detection model. Default view includes percentages calculated based on Perfect plus Strict RGI hits. Select the checkbox to view percentages based on only Perfect matches to AMR reference sequences curated in CARD (note: this excludes resistance via mutation as references in protein variant models are often wild-type, sensitive sequences).

Prevalence: protein homolog model

SpeciesNCBI ChromosomeNCBI PlasmidNCBI WGS
No prevalence data

Detection Models

Model Type: protein homolog model

Model Definition: The protein homolog model is an AMR detection model. Protein homolog models detect a protein sequence based on its similarity to a curated reference sequence. A protein homolog model has only one parameter: a curated BLASTP bitscore cutoff for determining the strength of a match. Protein homolog model matches to reference sequences are categorized on three criteria: perfect, strict and loose. A perfect match is 100% identical to the reference sequence along its entire length; a strict match is not identical but the bitscore of the matched sequence is greater than the curated BLASTP bitscore cutoff. Loose matches are other sequences with a match bitscore less than the curated BLASTP bitscore.

Bit-score Cut-off (blastP): 400

>gb|CAO83029.1|+|VIM-18 [Pseudomonas aeruginosa]

>gb|AM778091|+|27-815|VIM-18 [Pseudomonas aeruginosa]