Location: Warmwater Aquaculture Research UnitTitle: Genome sequesnce of lineage III Listeria monocytogenes strain HCC23 Author
Submitted to: Journal of Bacteriology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/10/2011
Publication Date: 7/1/2011
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.