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August 1, 2018

Complete and assembled genome sequence of an NDM-5 and CTX-M-15 producing Escherichia coli sequence type 617 isolated from wastewater in Switzerland.

Carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli have emerged worldwide and represent a major challenge to effective health care management. Here, we report the genome sequence of an NDM-5 and CTX-M-15 producing E. coli belonging to sequence type 617, isolated from wastewater treatment plant effluent in Switzerland.Whole genome sequencing of E. coli 657SK2 was performed using Pacific Biosciences (PacBio) single-molecule real-time (SMRT) technology RS2 reads (C4/P6 chemistry). De novo assembly was carried out using Canu 1.6, and sequences were annotated using the NCBI Prokaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline.The genome of E. coli 657SK2 consists of a 4.9-Mbp chromosome containing blaCTX-M-15, genes associated with virulence (fyuA,…

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March 1, 2018

Enterobacter bugandensis: a novel enterobacterial species associated with severe clinical infection.

Nosocomial pathogens can cause life-threatening infections in neonates and immunocompromised patients. E. bugandensis (EB-247) is a recently described species of Enterobacter, associated with neonatal sepsis. Here we demonstrate that the extended spectrum ß-lactam (ESBL) producing isolate EB-247 is highly virulent in both Galleria mellonella and mouse models of infection. Infection studies in a streptomycin-treated mouse model showed that EB-247 is as efficient as Salmonella Typhimurium in inducing systemic infection and release of proinflammatory cytokines. Sequencing and analysis of the complete genome and plasmid revealed that virulence properties are associated with the chromosome, while antibiotic-resistance genes are exclusively present on a…

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December 11, 2017

The complete mitochondrial genome of Wonwhang (Pyrus pyrifolia)

This is a de novo assembly and annotation of a complete mitochondrial genome from Pyrus pyrifolia in the family Rosaceae. The complete mitochondrial genome of P. pyrifolia was assembled from PacBio RSII P6-C4 sequencing reads. The circular genome was 458,873?bp in length, containing 39 protein-coding genes, 23 tRNA genes and three rRNA genes. The nucleotide composition was A (27.5%), T (27.3%), G (22.6%) and C (22.6%) with GC content of 45.2%. Most of protein-coding genes use the canonical start codon ATG, whereas nad1, cox1, matR and rps4 use ACG, mttB uses ATT, rpl16 and rps19 uses GTG. The stop codon…

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December 1, 2017

Trajectories and drivers of genome evolution in surface-associated marine Phaeobacter.

The extent of genome divergence and the evolutionary events leading to speciation of marine bacteria have mostly been studied for (locally) abundant, free-living groups. The genus Phaeobacter is found on different marine surfaces, seems to occupy geographically disjunct habitats, and is involved in different biotic interactions, and was therefore targeted in the present study. The analysis of the chromosomes of 32 closely related but geographically spread Phaeobacter strains revealed an exceptionally large, highly syntenic core genome. The flexible gene pool is constantly but slightly expanding across all Phaeobacter lineages. The horizontally transferred genes mostly originated from bacteria of the Roseobacter…

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