Accession ARO:3002804
CARD Short NameFosA2
DefinitionAn enzyme that confers resistance to fosfomycin in Enterobacter cloacae by breaking the epoxide ring of the molecule. It depends on the cofactors Manganese (II) and Potassium and uses Glutathione (GSH) as the nucleophilic molecule.
AMR Gene Familyfosfomycin thiol transferase
Drug Classphosphonic acid antibiotic
Resistance Mechanismantibiotic inactivation
Resistomes with Perfect MatchesEnterobacter cloacaewgs
Resistomes with Sequence VariantsEnterobacter asburiaeg+wgs+gi, Enterobacter cancerogenusg+wgs, Enterobacter chengduensisg+wgs+gi, Enterobacter cloacaeg+wgs+gi, Enterobacter hormaecheig+wgs+gi, Enterobacter kobeig+wgs+gi, Enterobacter roggenkampiig+wgs+gi, Escherichia coliwgs+gi, Klebsiella pneumoniaegi, Providencia stuartiig+wgs, Salmonella entericag+wgs+gi
Classification10 ontology terms | Show
Parent Term(s)2 ontology terms | Show
+ fosfomycin thiol transferase [AMR Gene Family]
+ confers_resistance_to_antibiotic fosfomycin [Antibiotic]

Xu H, et al. 2011. Lett Appl Microbiol 52(4): 427-429. Identification of a novel fosfomycin resistance gene (fosA2) in Enterobacter cloacae from the Salmon River, Canada. (PMID 21392044)


Prevalence of FosA2 among the sequenced genomes, plasmids, and whole-genome shotgun assemblies available at NCBI or IslandViewer for 413 important pathogens (see methodological details and complete list of analyzed pathogens). Values reflect percentage of genomes, plasmids, genome islands, 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 (view sequences)

SpeciesNCBI ChromosomeNCBI PlasmidNCBI WGSNCBI GI
Enterobacter asburiae87.1%0%64.82%66.67%
Enterobacter cancerogenus83.33%0%85.71%0%
Enterobacter chengduensis100%0%84%50%
Enterobacter cloacae92.86%0%64.22%60%
Enterobacter hormaechei87.05%0%58.83%56.67%
Enterobacter kobei90.91%0%63.76%50%
Enterobacter roggenkampii69.77%0%52.88%100%
Escherichia coli0%0%0.01%0.13%
Klebsiella pneumoniae0%0%0%0.95%
Providencia stuartii62.5%0%50%0%
Salmonella enterica0.06%0%0.01%3.97%
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Detection Models

Model Type: protein homolog model

Model Definition: Protein Homolog Models (PHM) detect protein sequences based on their similarity to a curated reference sequence, using curated BLASTP bitscore cut-offs. Protein Homolog Models apply to all genes that confer resistance through their presence in an organism, such as the presence of a beta-lactamase gene on a plasmid. PHMs include a reference sequence and a bitscore cut-off for detection using BLASTP. A Perfect RGI match is 100% identical to the reference protein sequence along its entire length, a Strict RGI match is not identical but the bit-score of the matched sequence is greater than the curated BLASTP bit-score cutoff, Loose RGI matches have a bit-score less than the curated BLASTP bit-score cut-off.

Bit-score Cut-off (blastP): 200

>gb|ACC85616.1|+|FosA2 [Enterobacter cloacae]

>gb|EU487198.1|+|217-642|FosA2 [Enterobacter cloacae]