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Research Project: PATHOGEN MITIGATION IN LIVESTOCK AND RED MEAT PRODUCTION

Location: Meat Safety & Quality Research

Title: Complete genome sequence of SS52, a strain of Escherichia coli O157:H7 recovered from supershedder cattle

Author
item KATANI, ROBAB - Pennsylvania State University
item COTE, REBECCA - Pennsylvania State University
item GARAY, JUAN - Pennsylvania State University
item LI, LINGLING - Pennsylvania State University
item Arthur, Terrance
item DEBROY, CHITRITA - Pennsylvania State University
item MWANGI, MICHAEL - Pennsylvania State University
item KAPUR, VIVEK - Pennsylvania State University

Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/10/2015
Publication Date: 3/19/2015
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/62563
Citation: Katani, R., Cote, R., Garay, J., Li, L., Arthur, T.M., Debroy, C., Mwangi, M., Kapur, V. 2015. Complete genome sequence of SS52, a strain of Escherichia coli O157:H7 recovered from supershedder cattle. Genome Announcements. 3(2)e01569-14. doi:10.1128/genomeA.01569-14.

Interpretive Summary: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (e.g. E. coli O157:H7) cause foodborne infections and cattle are the primary reservoir. Some animals, known as supershedders, excrete much more E. coli O157:H7 in the feces than normal. Advanced DNA sequencing and computer algorithms were used to obtain the genetic code and a better understanding of characteristics involved in supershedding.

Technical Abstract: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 cause foodborne infections and cattle are the primary reservoir. Some animals, known as supershedders, excrete orders of magnitude more E. coli O157:H7 in the feces than normal. We here report the complete genome sequence of the SS52 supershedder strain of E. coli O157:H7.