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Research Project: STRATEGIES TO CONTROL AND PREVENT BACTERIAL INFECTIONS IN SWINE

Location: Virus and Prion Research

Title: Draft genome sequences of nine Streptococcus suis strains isolated in the United States

Author
item Hau, Samantha - Iowa State University
item Bayles, Darrell
item Alt, David
item Brockmeier, Susan
item Frana, Timothy - Iowa State University
item Nicholson, Tracy

Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/25/2015
Publication Date: 11/5/2015
Citation: Hau, S.J., Bayles, D.O., Alt, D.P., Brockmeier, S.L., Frana, T.S., Nicholson, T.L. 2015. Draft genome sequences of nine Streptococcus suis strains isolated in the United States. Genome Announcements. 3(6):e01301-15.

Interpretive Summary: Streptococcus suis is a swine pathogen responsible for economic losses to the pig industry worldwide. Additionally, it is a zoonotic agent that can cause severe infections in those in close contact with infected pigs and/or who consume uncooked or undercooked pork products. Here, we report nine draft genome sequences of S. suis. This information can be directly used to design improved vaccines and therapeutic interventions to eradicate S. suis from swine herds that do not rely on antimicrobial use.

Technical Abstract: Streptococcus suis is a swine pathogen responsible for economic losses to the pig industry worldwide. Additionally, it is a zoonotic agent that can cause severe infections in those in close contact with infected pigs and/or who consume uncooked or undercooked pork products. Here, we report nine draft genome sequences of S. suis.