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Draft genome sequence of lytic bacteriophage SA7 infecting Staphylococcus aureus isolates

Authors: Kim, Youngju and Lee, Gyu Min and Taizhanova, Assiya and Han, Beom Ku and Kim, Hyunil and Ahn, Jeong Keun and Kim, Donghyuk

Staphylococcus aureus is a Gram-positive and a round-shaped bacterium of Firmicutes phylum, and is a common cause of skin infections, respiratory infections, and food poisoning. Bacteriophages infecting S. aureus can be an effective treatment for S. aureus infections. Here, the draft genomic sequence is announced for a lytic bacteriophage SA7 infecting S. aureus isolates. The bacteriophage SA7 was isolated from a sewage water sample near a livestock farm in Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea. SA7 has a genome of 34,730 bp and 34.1% G + C content. The genome has 53 protein-coding genes, 23 of which have predicted functions from BLASTp analysis, leaving the others conserved proteins with unknown function.

Journal: Korean journal of microbiology
DOI: 10.7845/kjm.2018.7098
Year: 2018

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