Location: Produce Safety and Microbiology Research
Title: Complete genome sequence of Campylobacter iguaniorum strain 1485ET, isolated from a bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) Authors
Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: August 4, 2014
Publication Date: August 21, 2014
Citation: Gilbert, M.J., Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Kik, M., Wagenaar, J.A., Duim, B. 2014. Complete genome sequence of Campylobacter iguaniorum strain 1485ET, isolated from a bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps). Genome Announcements. 2(4):e00844-14. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00844-14. Interpretive Summary: Campylobacter iguaniorum is related to, but distinct from, the agriculturally-relevant species C. fetus, and has recently been proposed as a novel Campylobacter species. Reptiles, lizards in particular, appear to be the primary reservoir of this Campylobacter species. The pathogenicity of this species is unknown: strains have been recovered both from reptiles with and without clinical signs of disease; however, strains of the related reptile-associated campylobacter Campylobacter fetus subsp. testudinum have been isolated from human clinical samples. This manuscript presents the first whole genome sequence of C. iguaniorum type strain 1485ET, isolated from a bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps). Genes with possible association with virulence and host-association were identified.
Technical Abstract: Campylobacter iguaniorum has been isolated from reptiles. This Campylobacter species is genetically related to C. fetus and C. hyointestinalis. Here we present the first whole genome sequence for this species.