July 7, 2019  |  

Finished whole-genome sequences of two Clostridium botulinum type A(B) isolates.

Authors: Halpin, Jessica L and Hill, Karen and Johnson, Shannon L and Bruce, David Carlton and Shirey, T Brian and Dykes, Janet K and Lúquez, Carolina

Clostridium botulinum secretes a potent neurotoxin that causes devastating effects when ingested, including paralysis and death if not treated. In the United States, some clinically significant strains produce toxin type A while also harboring a silent B gene. These are the first two closed genome sequences published for this subset. Copyright © 2017 Halpin et al.

Journal: Genome announcements
DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00381-17
Year: 2017

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