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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Genetics, Physiology, and Health Research to Improve Catfish Production

Location: Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit

Title: Genome sequence of the fish pathogen Flavobacterium columnare ATCC 49512

item Tekedar, Hasan -
item Karsi, Attila -
item Gillaspy, Allison -
item Dyer, David -
item Benton, Nicole -
item Zaitshik, Jeremy -
item Vamenta, Stefanie -
item Banes, Michelle -
item Gulsoy, Nagihan -
item Aboko-Cole, Mary -
item Waldbieser, Geoffrey
item Lawrence, Mark -

Submitted to: Journal of Bacteriology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: February 24, 2012
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
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Citation: Tekedar, H., Karsi, A., Gillaspy, A., Dyer, D., Benton, N., Zaitshik, J., Vamenta, S., Banes, M., Gulsoy, N., Aboko-Cole, M., Waldbieser, G.C., Lawrence, M. 2012. Genome sequence of the fish pathogen Flavobacterium columnare ATCC 49512. Journal of Bacteriology. 194:2763-2764.

Interpretive Summary: Flavobacterium columnare is a bacterial fish pathogen that causes columnaris disease in freshwater fish, including catfish. Collaborative research between Mississippi State University, University of Oklahoma, Marmara University (Turkey), Tuskeege University, and the USDA, ARS, Catfish Genetics Research Unit led to the production of the complete genome sequence of this bacteria. Knowledge of the genome will help scientists to develop methods for detection, determine mechanisms of pathogenesis, and develop methods and reagents to help reduce columnaris disease in cultured fish.

Technical Abstract: Flavobacterium columnare is a Gram-negative, rod shaped, motile, and highly prevalent fish pathogen causing columnaris disease in freshwater fish worldwide. Here, we present the complete genome sequence of F. columnare strain ATCC 49512.

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