Microbiology Resource Announcements

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 10:02
The 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequence data from tailing and nontailing rhizosphere soils of Mimosa pudica from a heavy metal-contaminated area are reported here. Diverse bacterial taxa were represented in the results, and the most dominant phyla were Proteobacteria (41.2%), Acidobacteria (17.1%), and Actinobacteria (14.4%).
Thu, 10/08/2020 - 10:02
In this report, we present the whole-genome sequence of a Campylobacter jejuni strain isolated recursively for the last 3 years from an Italian poultry farm.
Thu, 10/08/2020 - 10:02
The 4.6-Mbp draft genome sequence of Escherichia coli strain Tj, isolated from the Varzob River in Tajikistan, is presented. This strain possesses four prophage elements related to Shigella phage SfV, E. coli O157:H7-specific phage V10, lambdoid phage HK225, and coliphage Ayreon. It contains a gene encoding a hemolysin E toxin.
Thu, 10/08/2020 - 10:02
There are four bacterial species in the genus Shigella that cause shigellosis or dysentery. Shigella boydii is one of the least studied Shigella species but has been shown to be separated into three phylogenomic clades. Here, we report four complete reference sequences of the S. boydii phylogenomic clades.
Thu, 10/08/2020 - 10:02
Here, we report the draft genome sequences of robust (A74/C_24-3) and poor (A74/O_2-2) chicken-colonizing Campylobacter jejuni isolates. Whole-genome sequence analyses of these isolates will be helpful in facilitating further studies to identify genetic factors used in chicken colonization.
Thu, 10/01/2020 - 10:07
The use of bacteriophages as antimicrobial agents represents a promising alternative for the control of pathogenic bacteria. Here, we present the complete genome sequences of two novel Salmonella enterica lytic bacteriophages, NBSal006 and NBSal007, candidates for Salmonella biocontrol.
Thu, 10/01/2020 - 10:07
The strain Pseudomonas putida BS3701 was isolated from soil contaminated with coke by-product waste (Moscow Region, Russian Federation). It is capable of degrading crude oil and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The P. putida BS3701 genome consists of a 6,337,358-bp circular chromosome and two circular plasmids (pBS1141 with 107,388 bp and pBS1142 with 54,501 bp).
Thu, 09/24/2020 - 10:02
In 2018, Brucella ceti was isolated from a bottlenose dolphin from the western Pacific Ocean. Here, we report a draft genome sequence of the isolate BD1442 of sequence type 27, which is the only sequence type known to have been isolated from human clinical cases.
Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:02
This publication reports the availability of draft genome sequences of 171 Listeria monocytogenes strains isolated from various food-related sources from California between 2007 and 2017. All isolates contain at least two antimicrobial resistance genes.
Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:02
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is a foodborne pathogen transmitted from animals to humans through contaminated food. Cattle are the main reservoir of STEC, but their genetic diversity is still poorly characterized, especially regarding strains isolated in Portugal. We therefore present the draft genomic sequences of 12 STEC strains isolated from cattle in the north of Portugal.
Thu, 09/10/2020 - 10:02
We report the complete genome sequence of P22-like Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium phage MG40, whose prophage repressor specificity is different from that of other known temperate phages.
Thu, 09/10/2020 - 10:02
Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus produce carcinogenic aflatoxins during crop infection, with extensive variations in production among isolates, ranging from atoxigenic to highly toxigenic. Here, we report draft genome sequences of one A. parasiticus isolate and nine A. flavus isolates from field environments for use in comparative, functional, and phylogenetic studies.
Thu, 09/03/2020 - 10:02
We report eight phages infecting enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli responsible for intestinal infections in piglets. Phages vB_EcoM_F1, vB_EcoM_FB, vB_EcoS_FP, vB_EcoM_FT, vB_EcoM_SP1, vB_EcoP_SP5M, vB_EcoP_SP7, and vB_EcoS_SP8 were isolated between 2007 and 2018 in the Iberian Peninsula. These viruses span the three tailed phage families, Podoviridae, Siphoviridae, and Myoviridae.
Thu, 09/03/2020 - 10:02
Enterobacter kobei M4-VN, isolated from potatoes with soft rot disease in Vietnam, contains a total of 4,754,309 bp with 4,424 predicted coding sequences and a G+C content of 55.1%.
Thu, 09/03/2020 - 10:02
Salmonella enterica is an important global pathogen due to its contribution to human morbidity and death. The presence of S. enterica in Southeast Asian informal markets is amplified by cross-contamination between market surfaces and food products. Here, we describe the draft genome sequences of 81 Salmonella enterica isolates from informal markets in Cambodia.
Thu, 09/03/2020 - 10:02
Salmonella enterica subsp. diarizonae serovar 61:k:1,5,(7) is commonly associated with sheep. Occasionally, the serovar has been found to also infect humans. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of strain 14-SA00836-0, isolated from human urine. To our knowledge, this is the first reported complete genome sequence of this serovar isolated from a human clinical sample.
Thu, 08/27/2020 - 10:02
Bacillus cytotoxicus CH_213 was isolated from a dehydrated mashed potato product purchased at a Swiss supermarket in 2017. The strain is closely related to strain NVH 391-98, which was linked to a foodborne outbreak of diarrheal syndrome in France in 1998.
Thu, 08/27/2020 - 10:02
Bacteriophage OSY-STA is a new anti-Salmonella phage that was isolated from a chicken farm in Ohio. It is a promising candidate for food safety applications, considering its efficiency in infecting several Salmonella enterica serovars. The current work presents its genomic characteristics. Salmonella phage OSY-STA has a 111,039-bp genome and 166 open reading frames.
Thu, 08/27/2020 - 10:02
The complete genome sequences of 12 isolates of the rare Salmonella enterica serovar Adjame were determined by combining Nanopore and Illumina sequence reads. Chromosome sizes ranged from 4,597,011 bp to 4,678,052 bp, and the GC content was 52.3%. A virulent plasmid of 87,433 bp was found in only one isolate.
Thu, 08/20/2020 - 10:02
This study presents high-quality draft genome assemblies of six bacterial strains isolated from the roots of wheat grown in soil contaminated with cadmium. The results of this study will help to elucidate at the molecular level how heavy metals affect interactions between beneficial rhizobacteria and crop plants.
Thu, 08/13/2020 - 10:02
We report the chromosome and plasmid sequences of a strain of Listeria monocytogenes IVb variant 1, a recently emerging serotype, isolated in Italy from ready-to-eat vegetables.
Thu, 08/06/2020 - 10:02
The genomes of three clinical isolates of Salmonella enterica subsp. houtenae were sequenced using an Illumina MiSeq instrument. These isolates came from the urine and cerebrospinal fluid of a dog treated for hind-limb paresis with immunosuppressive drugs. S. enterica subsp. houtenae has also been implicated in brain infections in humans.
Thu, 08/06/2020 - 10:02
We sequenced the genome of a multicountry outbreak-related Listeria monocytogenes sequence type 1247 strain (VLTRLM2013) that was isolated from a vacuum-packaged sliced salted salmon product of an Estonian fish-processing company that was obtained from an Estonian retail outlet in 2013.
Thu, 08/06/2020 - 10:02
Vibrio cholerae is a halophilic Gram-negative bacterial species and the etiological agent of cholera. Here, we report the draft genome sequence of an environmental V. cholerae strain, 2012Env-25, obtained using Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) to provide insights into the ecology, evolution, and pathogenic potential of this bacterium.
Thu, 07/30/2020 - 10:01
We report a draft genome sequence of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi isolated from a returned traveler from Pakistan who developed sepsis. Whole-genome sequencing revealed relatedness to a previously reported outbreak in Pakistan and identified the blaCTX-M-15 and qnrS resistance genes.
Thu, 07/23/2020 - 10:01
Campylobacter jejuni is the leading cause of bacterial foodborne disease worldwide. Here, we report the complete annotated genomes and plasmid sequences of 17 Campylobacter jejuni strains isolated from patients with gastroenteritis in Santiago, Chile.
Thu, 07/23/2020 - 10:01
Draft genomes of 16 isolates of Aspergillus flavus Link and Aspergillus parasiticus Speare, identified as the predominant genotypes colonizing peanuts in four farming regions in Ethiopia, are reported. These data will allow mining for sequences that could be targeted by RNA interference to prevent aflatoxin accumulation in peanut seeds.
Thu, 07/23/2020 - 10:01
We report the draft genome sequences of six strains of Salmonella enterica serovars Berta, Enteritidis, Infantis, and Kiambu, isolated from humans or chicken meats in Osaka, Japan, that were negative for hydrogen sulfide production. Their genome sizes ranged from 4,460,389 to 4,933,483 bp, with 3 to 9 rRNAs and 64 to 73 tRNAs and with coverages of 95x to 159x.
Thu, 07/16/2020 - 10:01
Several outbreaks of Escherichia coli O157:H7 associated with contaminated leafy green vegetables have been documented. Here, we report the draft genome sequences of 14 strains isolated from human patients in the state of Wisconsin during a multistate outbreak in early 2018 that was linked to consumption of romaine lettuce.
Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:01
In this report, the draft genome sequence of Listeria monocytogenes serovar 1/2a strain IZSAM_Lm_14-16064, isolated in Italy from a cooked ham, is announced. The genome is similar to that of a clinical strain isolated in 2014.
Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:01
Burkholderia contaminans SK875 was isolated from the respiratory tract of a pig in the Republic of Korea. Here, we report the genome of B. contaminans SK875, which consists of three circular chromosomes and one plasmid of 8,596,045 bp with 7,727 genes.
Thu, 06/25/2020 - 10:02
We report here a complete genome sequence of a Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor (Inaba; sequence type 515 [ST515]) strain isolated from a cholera patient in North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which showed a complete deletion (~80 kb) of the Vibrio pathogenicity island 1.
Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:01
Complete genome sequences of eight isolates of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica from Canadian wild birds were determined by MinION and Illumina MiSeq sequencing. Assembled chromosomes had an average size of 4,833,662 bp. Salmonella enterica serovar Worthington obtained from partridge and quail carried 267-kb plasmids, which contained multiple antimicrobial resistance genes.
Thu, 06/11/2020 - 10:01
Salmonella enterica with antigenic formula 4,[5],12:i:– is a monophasic variant of S. enterica serovar Typhimurium that has emerged globally as a human pathogen over the last 3 decades. We describe the closed genomes and plasmids from six S. enterica 4,[5],12:i:– isolates recovered from stool samples obtained during investigation of human food poisoning cases reported to PulseNet...
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:35
Salmonella enterica is a Gram-negative bacterium, recognized as one of the most important foodborne pathogens in the world. Bacteriophages represent a promising alternative to the biocontrol of Salmonella. Here, we report the isolation of five Salmonella bacteriophages, the sequencing of their full genomes, and initial genomic characterization.
Fri, 05/15/2020 - 03:33
We present here the complete genome sequences of plant growth-promoting Klebsiella sp. strain MPUS7, Serratia sp. strain NGAS9, and Citrobacter sp. strain LUTT5, isolated from rhizosphere soils and tubers of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) plants growing in the northern and southern highlands of Tanzania.
Fri, 05/15/2020 - 03:33
Escherichia coli is a common reservoir for antimicrobial resistance genes that can be easily transformed to possess multidrug resistance through plasmid transfer. To understand multidrug resistance plasmids, we report the plasmid sequences of four large plasmids carrying a number of genes related to antimicrobial resistance that were found in E. coli strains isolated from beef cattle.
Fri, 05/15/2020 - 03:33
Staphylococcus aureus can cause mastitis in dairy cattle. We report the genome sequence of a Staphylococcus aureus strain isolated from a dairy cow with a chronic case of mastitis. The infection with this strain of Staphylococcus aureus was not cleared from the animal with antibiotic treatment.
Fri, 05/15/2020 - 03:33
Here, we report the complete genome sequence of Clostridium perfringens 2016TE7641_69, isolated from the intestine of a turkey reared in a conventional poultry flock located in central Italy, where animals were showing enteric disorders suggesting subclinical necrotic enteritis.
Fri, 05/08/2020 - 03:34
Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common etiological agents responsible for contagious bovine mastitis. Here, we report the draft whole-genome sequences, with annotations, of 27 S. aureus strains and 3 Staphylococcus species strains that were isolated from Holstein cows with intramammary infection in Canada.
Fri, 05/01/2020 - 03:33
We report here the draft genome sequence of a Listeria monocytogenes strain, core genome multilocus sequence typing (cgMLST) complex type 2521 (CT2521), isolated from ready-to-eat meat sausage related to a protracted and supraregional listeriosis outbreak (Sigma1) in Germany from 2014 to 2019.
Fri, 05/01/2020 - 03:33
Foodborne pathogens have been implicated in illnesses worldwide. Here, we report the complete closed genome sequences of 28 bacterial strains belonging to 18 different species. These genomes belong to known foodborne pathogens. The genomes were closed by a combination of long-read and short-read sequencing.
Fri, 05/01/2020 - 03:33
Brucellaphage EF4 was isolated from elk feces. The 38,321-bp double-stranded DNA genome is predicted to contain 72 coding regions, 38 of which have been assigned predicted functions. This phage displays nucleotide similarity to other brucellaphages of the genus Perisivirus.
Fri, 05/01/2020 - 03:33
Campylobacter species are the leading cause of gastroenteritis worldwide and an emerging threat in developing countries. Here, we report the draft whole-genome sequences of 51 Campylobacter jejuni and 12 Campylobacter coli strains isolated from patients with gastroenteritis in Santiago, Chile.
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 03:31
Here, we report the near-complete genome sequence of swine norovirus strain SwNoV/Sw1/2018/JP. The genome was genetically similar (90.2%) to that of the only other swine norovirus strain previously detected in Japan (SW/NV/swine43/JP). In conclusion, genome sequences of swine noroviruses in Japan have not been changed significantly in the past 15 years.
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 03:24
Here, we report 11 bacterial strains isolated from commercial corn-based poultry feed to determine their potential as hygienic indicator microorganisms through a comparison of genome sizes and distribution patterns of unique genes. These isolates belonged to the genera Klebsiella, Kosakonia, Pantoea, Stenotrophomonas, and Enterococcus.
Fri, 04/10/2020 - 03:25
Forty-eight Escherichia coli strains were chosen due to variable detection of stx or serogroup by PCR. Although all strains were initially determined to be Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), their genomes revealed 11 isolates carrying stx1a, stx1b, stx2a, and/or stx2b. Assembled genome sizes varied between 4,667,418 and 5,556,121 bp, with N50 values between 79,648 and 294,166 bp and G...
Fri, 04/10/2020 - 03:25
Serratia marcescens ATCC 274 produces the red pigment prodigiosin and the biosurfactant serrawettin W1 at 30°C but not at 37°C. A complete, high-quality genome sequence of S. marcescens ATCC 274 was obtained and found to comprise a single 5,148,533-bp circular genome with 4,799 genes.
Fri, 04/03/2020 - 03:23
Here, we present 95 metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs) that harbor antimicrobial resistance genes, isolated from samples obtained in a large advanced wastewater reclamation facility prior to microfiltration. The MAGs were not in abundance after filtration at the facility and represent a useful resource to the water treatment community at large.
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 03:40
A large outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi infections is ongoing in Pakistan, predominantly in Sindh Province. Here, we report the sequencing and characterization of five XDR Salmonella Typhi isolates from the Punjab province of Pakistan that are closely related to the outbreak strain and carry the same IncY plasmid.

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