[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Burkholderia mallei
, the etiologic agent of glanders, is a Gram-negative, nonmotile, facultative intracellular pathogen. Although glanders has been eradicated from many parts of the world, the threat of
being used as a weapon is very real. Here we present draft genome assemblies of 8
strains that were isolated in Turkey.
Full-text Article · Feb 2016 · Genome Announcements
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Here, we report the completed genome sequences for two non-O1/non-O139 Vibrio cholerae isolates. Each isolate has only a single chromosome, as opposed to the normal paradigm of two chromosomes found in all other
V. cholerae isolates.
Full-text Article · May 2015 · Genome Announcements
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: The genus Yersinia includes three human pathogens, of which Yersinia pestis is responsible for >2,000 illnesses each year. To aid in the development of detection assays and aid further phylogenetic
elucidation, we sequenced and assembled the complete genomes of 32 strains (across 9 Yersinia species).
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: We report the genome sequence of Anaeromyxobacter sp. Fw109-5, isolated from nitrate- and uranium-contaminated subsurface sediment of the Oak Ridge Integrated Field-Scale
Subsurface Research Challenge (IFC) site, Oak Ridge Reservation, TN. The bacterium’s genome sequence will elucidate its physiological
potential in subsurface sediments undergoing in situ uranium bioremediation and natural attenuation.
Full-text Article · Jan 2015 · Genome Announcements
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Staphylococcus epidermidis causes a large number of catheter-related sepsis infections annually in the United States. We present the 2.54-Mbp complete
genome assembly of reference strain S. epidermidis AmMS 205, including a single 37.7-kbp plasmid. The annotated assembly is available in GenBank under accession numbers CP009046
Full-text Article · Nov 2014 · Genome Announcements
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Bacilli are genetically and physiologically diverse, ranging from innocuous to highly pathogenic. Here, we present annotated
genome assemblies for 20 strains belonging to Bacillus anthracis, B. atrophaeus, B. cereus, B. licheniformis, B. macerans, B. megaterium, B. mycoides, and B. subtilis.
Full-text Article · Oct 2014 · Genome Announcements
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Enterococcus faecalis is a nonmotile Gram-positive coccus, found both as a commensal organism in healthy humans and animals and as a causative
agent of multiple diseases, in particular endocarditis. We sequenced the genome of E. faecalis ATCC 29212, a commonly used reference strain in laboratory studies, to complete “finished” annotated assembly (3 Mb).
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Primarily a zoonotic disease, Francisella tularensis is a fastidious intracellular pathogen and is listed as a CDC category A pathogen with notably high pathogenicity. Here we present the scaffolded genome assemblies of nine Francisella strains: eight F. tularensis and one F. philomiragia.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: An emerging nosocomial pathogen, Stenotrophomonas maltophila has a high mortality rate in those it infects. Here, we present the complete genome sequence of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia 810-2 (ATCC 13637), the type strain of the species. The 5-Mb (66.1% G+C content) genome has been deposited in NCBI under
accession number CP008838.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Listeria monocytogenes causes the food-borne illness listeriosis that primarily infects “vulnerable” groups (e.g., elderly adults, pregnant women,
very young children, and the immunocompromised). We sequenced the genome of L. monocytogenes XXIII (ATCC 15313) and assembled it into a single scaffold (three contigs) and deposited the annotated assembly into GenBank
as accession no. JOOX00000000.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: The pleomorphic swarming bacilli of the genus Proteus are common human gut commensal organisms but also the causative agents of recurrent urinary tract infections and bacteremia.
We sequenced and assembled the 3.99-Mbp genome of Proteus mirabilis ATCC 7002 (accession no. JOVJ00000000) and the 3.97-Mbp genome of Proteus vulgaris ATCC 49132 (accession no. JPIX00000000), both of which are commonly used reference strains.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: We present the complete genome assembly of Streptococcus pyogenes ATCC 19615 (Rosenbach) as submitted to GenBank under accession number CP008926. This group A nonmotile β-hemolytic clinical
isolate is used for quality control in a variety of commercially available tests. The assembled genome is 1.84 Mb (38.5% G+C
content) and contains 1,788 coding regions.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Shigella flexneri causes shigellosis, severe and potentially life-threatening diarrhea, and accounts for 18% of shigellosis cases in the United
States. Here, we present the 4.51-Mbp genome assembly of S. flexneri ATCC 12022, a quality control and reference strain, in 10 scaffolds.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Serratia marcescens ATCC 13880 is the type strain of the species and a commonly used quality control strain. Here, we present the annotated genome
assembly of 5.13 Mbp (59.8% G+C content) as submitted to NCBI under accession no. JOVM00000000.