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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Molecular Biology of Human Pathogens Associated with Food

Location: Produce Safety and Microbiology Research

Title: Complete genome sequence of Campylobacter iguaniorum strain 1485ET, isolated from a bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps)

Authors
item Gilbert, Maarten -
item Miller, William
item Yee, Emma
item Kik, Marja -
item Wagenaar, Jaap -
item Duim, Birgitta -

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.

Last Modified: 10/23/2014
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