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Closed genome sequence of Chryseobacterium piperi strain CTMT/ATCC BAA-1782, a Gram-negative bacterium with clostridial neurotoxin-like coding sequences.

Authors: Wentz, Travis G and Muruvanda, Tim and Lomonaco, Sara and Thirunavukkarasu, Nagarajan and Hoffmann, Maria and Allard, Marc W and Hodge, David R and Pillai, Segaran P and Hammack, Thomas S and Brown, Eric W and Sharma, Shashi K

Clostridial neurotoxins, including botulinum and tetanus neurotoxins, are among the deadliest known bacterial toxins. Until recently, the horizontal mobility of this toxin gene family appeared to be limited to the genusClostridiumWe report here the closed genome sequence ofChryseobacterium piperi, a Gram-negative bacterium containing coding sequences with homology to clostridial neurotoxin family proteins. Copyright © 2017 Wentz et al.

Journal: Genome announcements
DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.01296-17
Year: 2017

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