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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 - Geoff
item Lawrence, Mark

Submitted to: Journal of Bacteriology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/24/2012
Publication Date: 5/1/2012
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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.