The chemically mutagenized Escherichia coli strain AS19 was isolated on the basis of its enhanced sensitivity to different antibiotics, in particular to actinomycin. The strain was later modified to study rRNA modifications that confer antibiotic resistance. Here, we present the genome sequence of the variant E. coli AS19-RrmA. Copyright © 2018 Avalos et al.
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is an enteric foodborne pathogen that can cause mild to severe illness. Here, we report the availability of high-quality whole-genome sequences for 77 STEC strains generated using the PacBio sequencing platform.
Staphylococcus haemolyticus is a coagulase-negative staphylococcal species that is part of the skin microbiome and an opportunistic human pathogen. The strain SGAir0252 was isolated from tropical air samples collected in Singapore, and its complete genome comprises one chromosome of 2.63?Mb and one plasmid of 41.6?kb. Copyright © 2018 Premkrishnan et al.
Bacterial surface colonization and biofilm formation often rely on the production of an extracellular polymeric matrix that mediates cell-cell and cell-surface contacts. In Escherichia coli and many Betaproteobacteria and Gammaproteobacteria cellulose is often the main component of the extracellular matrix. Here we report the complete genome sequence of the cellulose producing strain E. coli 1094 and compare it with five other closely related genomes within E. coli phylogenetic group A. We present a comparative analysis of the regions encoding genes responsible for cellulose biosynthesis and discuss the changes that could have led to the loss of this important adaptive advantage…
Pseudomonas stutzeri strain SGAir0442 was isolated from tropical air samples collected in Singapore. It is a Gram-negative denitrifying bacterium and an opportunistic human pathogen. Its complete genome consists of one chromosome of 4.52?Mb, containing 4,129 protein-coding genes, 12 rRNA subunits, and 62 tRNAs. Copyright © 2018 Kee et al.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa TUEPA7472 is extensively drug resistant (XDR) and is a representative Gram-negative rod that is multiresistant toward 4 classes of clinically relevant antibiotics (4MRGN). The 6.8-Mb draft genome sequence of this strain provides insight into these resistance mechanisms and the potential of the strain to produce virulence factors.