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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


Location: Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit

Title: Genome sequesnce of lineage III Listeria monocytogenes strain HCC23

item Steel, Chelsea -
item Donaldson, Janet -
item Paul, Debarati -
item Barnes, Michelle -
item Burgess, S -
item Arick, Tony -
item Bridges, Susan -
item Lawrence, M -

Submitted to: Journal of Bacteriology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 10, 2011
Publication Date: July 1, 2011
Citation: Steel, C.L., Donaldson, J.R., Paul, D., Barnes, M.M., Burgess, S.C., Arick, T., Bridges, S.M., Lawrence, M.L. 2011. Genome sequesnce of lineage III Listeria monocytogenes strain HCC23. Journal of Bacteriology. 193:3679-3680.

Interpretive Summary: This is the first strain from lineage III that has been completely sequenced. It will allow whole-genomic comparisons across all three L. monocytogenes lineages for phylogenic classification and a better understanding of the evolution of L. monocytogenes.

Technical Abstract: More than 98% of reported human listeriosis cases are caused by Listeria monocytogenes serotypes within lineages I and II. Serotypes within lineage III (4a and 4c) are commonly isolated from environmental and food specimens. We report the first complete genome sequence of a lineage III isolate, HCC23, which will be used for comparative analysis.

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