|KATANI, ROBAB - Pennsylvania State University|
|COTE, REBECCA - Pennsylvania State University|
|GARAY, JUAN - Pennsylvania State University|
|LI, LINGLING - Pennsylvania State University|
|DEBROY, CHITRITA - Pennsylvania State University|
|MWANGI, MICHAEL - Pennsylvania State University|
|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.