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Complete genome sequence of the fish pathogen Flavobacterium psychrophilum ATCC 49418(T.).

Authors: Wu, Anson Kk and Kropinski, Andrew M and Lumsden, John S and Dixon, Brian and MacInnes, Janet I

Flavobacterium psychrophilum is the causative agent of bacterial cold water disease and rainbow trout fry mortality syndrome in salmonid fishes and is associated with significant losses in the aquaculture industry. The virulence factors and molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of F. psychrophilum are poorly understood. Moreover, at the present time, there are no effective vaccines and control using antimicrobial agents is problematic due to growing antimicrobial resistance and the fact that sick fish don't eat. In the hopes of identifying vaccine and therapeutic targets, we sequenced the genome of the type strain ATCC 49418 which was isolated from the kidney of a Coho salmon (Oncorhychus kisutch) in Washington State (U.S.A.) in 1989. The genome is 2,715,909 bp with a G+C content of 32.75%. It contains 6 rRNA operons, 49 tRNA genes, and is predicted to encode 2,329 proteins.

Journal: Standards in genomic sciences
DOI: 10.1186/1944-3277-10-3
Year: 2015

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