Mycobacteroides abscessus 16S rRNA mutation conferring resistance to kanamycin

Accession ARO:3003236
CARD Short NameMabs_16S_KAN
DefinitionPoint mutations in the 16S rRNA of Mycobacteroides abscessus conferring resistance to kanamycin.
AMR Gene Family16s rRNA with mutation conferring resistance to aminoglycoside antibiotics
Drug Classaminoglycoside antibiotic
Resistance Mechanismantibiotic target alteration
Classification10 ontology terms | Show
Parent Term(s)2 ontology terms | Show
+ confers_resistance_to_antibiotic kanamycin A [Antibiotic]
+ 16s rRNA with mutation conferring resistance to aminoglycoside antibiotics [AMR Gene Family]

Prammananan T, et al. 1998. J Infect Dis 177(6): 1573-1581. A single 16S ribosomal RNA substitution is responsible for resistance to amikacin and other 2-deoxystreptamine aminoglycosides in Mycobacterium abscessus and Mycobacterium chelonae. (PMID 9607835)

Nessar R, et al. 2011. J Antimicrob Chemother 66(8): 1719-1724. Genetic analysis of new 16S rRNA mutations conferring aminoglycoside resistance in Mycobacterium abscessus. (PMID 21652621)


Prevalence of Mycobacteroides abscessus 16S rRNA mutation conferring resistance to kanamycin 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: rRNA gene variant model

SpeciesNCBI ChromosomeNCBI PlasmidNCBI WGSNCBI GI
No prevalence data

Detection Models

Model Type: rRNA gene variant model

Model Definition: Ribosomal RNA (rRNA) Gene Variant Models (RVM) are similar to Protein Variant Models (PVM), i.e. detect sequences based on their similarity to a curated reference sequence and secondarily screen query sequences for curated sets of mutations to differentiate them from antibiotic susceptible wild-type alleles, except RVMs are designed to detect AMR acquired via mutation of genes encoding ribosomal RNAs (rRNA). RVMs include a rRNA reference sequence (often from antibiotic susceptible wild-type alleles), a curated bit-score cut-off, and mapped resistance variants. Mapped resistance variants may include any or all of single point mutations, insertions, or deletions curated from the scientific literature. A Strict RGI match has a BLASTN bit-score above the curated BLASTN cutoff value and contains at least one curated mutation from amongst the mapped resistance variants, while a Loose RGI match has a bit-score less than the curated BLASTN bit-score cut-off but still contains at least one curated mutation from amongst the mapped resistance variants.

Bit-score Cut-off (blastN): 2600


  • discovered in clinical, agricultural, or environmental isolates

  • discovered via laboratory selection experiments

  • ReSeqTB

Published Variants:

PMID: 9607835A1375G
PMID: 21652621U1373A C1376U G1458U

>gb|CU458896.1|+|1462398-1463901|Mycobacteroides abscessus 16S rRNA mutation conferring resistance to kanamycin [Mycobacteroides abscessus]