Microbiology Resource Announcements

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 10:02
Vibrio cholerae is a global health threat and a model enteric pathogen that causes the human disease cholera. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of the seventh-pandemic V. cholerae O1 El Tor strain C6706.
Thu, 01/14/2021 - 10:02
Sprouts have been implicated in numerous foodborne illness outbreaks. To better understand baseline microbial profiles of irrigation water and subsequent spent irrigation water of alfalfa sprouts, DNA from water was extracted, sequenced, and annotated with CosmosID and a custom pipeline to provide bacterial, fungal, protist, and antimicrobial resistance gene profiles.
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:02
Burkholderia pseudomultivorans MPSB1 was isolated from a copper mined-out soil sample collected from Mogpog, Marinduque, Philippines. Here, we report the draft genome sequence with predicted gene inventories supporting rhizosphere bioremediation, such as heavy metal tolerance, phosphate solubilization, and siderophore production.
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:02
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) isolates of serotype O157:H7 are serious foodborne zoonotic pathogens and prime targets for biocontrol using bacteriophages. We report on the complete genome sequences of 11 novel lytic bacteriophages, representing three viral genera, isolated from cattle in Hungary that target E. coli O157 strains.
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:02
Sphingobium barthaii KK22T is a high-molecular-weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading soil bacterium that has been investigated in biotransformation, microbial ecology, and DNA damage studies. The complete genome sequence of S. barthaii revealed four closed circular sequences, including two chromosomes, a megaplasmid, and a smaller plasmid, by hybrid assembly using short- and long-read...
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:02
Salmonella enterica serovar Livingstone 1236H was isolated originally from peanut butter and represents a health risk in low-moisture foods. The current work presents the strain’s genome sequencing results, which show a 4,824,729-bp genome sequence and 4,435 protein coding sequences, including some that are involved in adaptation to low-moisture environments.
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:02
Listeria monocytogenes serotype 7 lacks glycosidic constituents in wall teichoic acids. Here, we present the complete genome sequence of L. monocytogenes serotype 7 strain FSL R9-0915 and an analysis of genes known to affect L. monocytogenes antigenicity. This strain is used as a control strain in Listeria phage host range analyses.
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:02
Bacteriophages can be used as a biocontrol for the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Propagation of phages is a necessary step for their use in experimental studies and biocontrol applications. Here, we present the complete genomes of three Listeria monocytogenes strains commonly used as propagation hosts for Listeria phages.
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:02
We report the complete genome (3.9-Mb chromosome, 5.9-kb plasmid) of Clostridium botulinum CJ0611A1, a type A(B) strain isolated from carrot juice distributed in Canada and linked to an international 2006 foodborne botulism outbreak. This strain encodes a full-length bont/A1 gene and a truncated bont/B gene.
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:02
This study reports the complete genome sequence of bisphenol A-degrading bacterium Sphingobium sp. strain A3, which was isolated from a contaminated soil sample from the site of a factory fire in South Korea. The genome consists of a 6.53-Mbp chromosome and eight plasmid contigs (532,947 bp), with 6,406 protein-coding sequences and a GC content of 63.82%.
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:02
Here, we report the complete genome sequences for 36 Canadian isolates of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhimurium and its monophasic variant I 1,4,[5]:12:i:– from both clinical and animal sources. These genome sequences will provide useful references for understanding the genetic variation within this prominent serotype.
Thu, 12/10/2020 - 10:01
Escherichia coli serotype O157:H7 strain 20R2R is a derivative of clinical isolate PA20. Prophage excision from the coding region of a PA20 transcription factor restored RpoS-dependent biofilm formation in 20R2R, providing a model for O157:H7 stress adaptation when transitioning between clinical and environmental settings. We report here the complete 20R2R genome sequence.
Thu, 12/10/2020 - 10:01
Here, we announce the draft genome sequence of Enterobacter hormaechei 2B-MC1, isolated from a shrimp sample collected from a farmer’s market in Atlanta, Georgia. The assembled genome sequence observed was 4,661,561 bp long with a G+C content of 55.3%. The isolate harbored sul1, sul2, qnrA1, oqxB, dfrA23, blaACT, floR, fosA, tet(A), aph(6)-Id, and aph(3'')-Ib antibiotic resistance genes.
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:01
The antimony-oxidizing Stenotrophomonas sp. strain SbOxS2 was isolated from stibnite mine tailing soil. The draft genome sequence of strain SbOxS2 comprises 4.76 Mbp with 4,211 predicted protein-coding sequences. This genome will provide useful information for characterizing the molecular mechanisms associated with heavy metal resistance within the genus Stenotrophomonas.
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:01
Aspergillus flavus is an agriculturally and medically important filamentous fungus that produces mycotoxins, including aflatoxins, which are potent carcinogens. Here, we generated short- and long-read transcript sequence data from the growth of A. flavus strain NRRL 3357 under both typical and stress conditions to produce a new annotation of its genome.
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:01
The complete genome of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Kottbus strain Kharkiv (serogroup C2-C3), which was isolated from a commercial pork production facility in Kharkiv, Ukraine, was assembled using long-read Nanopore sequences. A single circular contig (4,799,045 bp) comprised a complete chromosome encoding antibiotic resistance, highlighting the risk of cross-species livestock and...
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:01
We present the complete genomes of four Brucella suis biovar 2 isolates that were obtained from wild boars in Switzerland in 2008 and 2009. Genomes were sequenced with PacBio technology, contained two chromosomes each, had a genome size of 3.3 Mbp, and contained more than 3,225 genes per genome.
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:01
Pneumonic pasteurellosis, caused by Pasteurella multocida, is a common respiratory infection of ruminants that has major economic and welfare implications throughout the world. Here, we report the annotated genome sequences of seven pathogenic strains of P. multocida that were isolated from cattle in the United Kingdom.
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:01
The complete genome sequence of a Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O26:H11 strain, MBT-5 (sequence type 21 [ST21], stx1a, stx2a, eae, ehxA), and two draft genome sequences of Listeria monocytogenes strains MBT-6 and MBT-7 belonging to the virulent sequence types 1 (ST1, clonal complex 1 [CC1]) and 59 (ST59, CC59), respectively, were determined. The strains were isolated in 2015 from...
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:01
Serratia marcescens strain ZZCCN01 was isolated from the cardiac blood of a dead beef cow with a lung infection and a foam-like secretion from the nostril. Here, we introduce the 5.1-Mb draft genome sequence, which comprises 105 scaffolds, and the corresponding annotation.
Thu, 11/19/2020 - 10:01
Halomonas sp. strain ML-15 is an aerobic, haloalkaliphilic bacterium capable of degrading polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The draft genome sequence of the isolate contains 19 contigs encompassing 4.8 Mb and a G+C content of 65.38%. This sequence will provide essential information for future studies of PAH degradation, particularly under haloalkaliphilic conditions.
Thu, 11/12/2020 - 10:02
Vibrio cholerae is an inhabitant of aquatic environments worldwide. Here, we report the draft genome sequences of eight V. cholera non-O1, non-O139 isolates that were recovered from the corpses of two seabird chicks (common terns) following a mass mortality event in a German breeding colony in 2019.
Thu, 11/05/2020 - 10:02
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) serotype O103 is one of the primary pathogenic contaminants of beef products, contributing to several foodborne outbreaks in recent years. Here, we report the whole-genome sequence of a STEC O103:H2 strain isolated from cattle feces that contains a locus of enterocyte effacement (LEE) pathogenicity island.
Thu, 11/05/2020 - 10:02
In nature, the fruit fly frequently encounters various pathogens that cause a decrease in host fitness. Here, we present the genome sequence of Serratia marcescens strain FY, which was isolated from the intestines of a Drosophila specimen. The complete genome sequence comprises one chromosome of 5,074,453 bp and two plasmids of 100,934 bp and 87,789 bp. A total of 4,891 coding sequences are...
Thu, 10/29/2020 - 10:02
Bacillus sp. strain EB106-08-02-XG196 was isolated from a high-nitrate- and heavy metal-contaminated site at the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee. We report the draft genome sequence of this strain to provide insights into the genomic basis for surviving in this unique environment.
Thu, 10/29/2020 - 10:02
The sequencing and bioinformatics analyses of isolates Cr150, Cr170, and Cr611 from powdered infant formula indicate that the three strains represent new members in the Cronobacter muytjensii, Cronobacter turicensis, and Cronobacter sakazakii groups, respectively.
Thu, 10/22/2020 - 10:02
Here, we report the draft whole-genome sequence of an anthracene-degrading bacterium, Mycolicibacterium frederiksbergense strain LB501T, using the PacBio and Illumina sequencing platforms. The complete genome sequence of strain LB501T consists of 6,713,618 bp and provides new insights into its metabolic capabilities, including aromatic conversion pathways with promiscuous activities.
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.

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