Location: Produce Safety and Microbiology ResearchTitle: Complete genome sequence of Campylobacter fetus subsp. testudinum type strain 03-427T Author
Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/11/2013
Publication Date: 11/18/2013
Citation: Gilbert, M.J., Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Blaser, M.J., Wagenaar, J.A., Duim, B. 2013. Complete genome sequence of Campylobacter fetus subsp. testudinum type strain 03-427T. Genome Announcements. 1:e00900-13. DOI: 10.1128/genonmeA.00900-13. Interpretive Summary: Campylobacter fetus is a member of a bacterial group that also contains the established pathogens Campylobacter jejuni and Helicobacter pylori. Campylobacter fetus is currently divided into two groups, Campylobacter fetus fetus and Campylobacter fetus venerealis. C. fetus fetus has been isolated from food animals and multiple food sources and has also been associated with human illness, while C. fetus venerealis is exclusively a veterinary pathogen. Recently, a new group of C. fetus strains has been described, isolated from reptiles and from human clinical samples. We named this group C. fetus testudinum. C. fetus testudinum strain 03-427 originated from a human clinical sample. To further understand this organism, and the relation between the three C. fetus groups, the complete DNA sequence of the strain 03-427 chromosome was determined. Genes were identified and compared to those found in other C. fetus strains.
Technical Abstract: Campylobacter fetus subsp. testudinum has been isolated from reptiles and humans. This Campylobacter subspecies is genetically distinct from other C. fetus subspecies. Here we present the first whole genome sequence for this C. fetus subspecies.