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Research Project: Microbial Ecology of Human Pathogens Relative to Poultry Processing

Location: Bacterial Epidemiology & Antimicrobial Resistance Research

Title: Genome sequence of a urease-positive Campylobacter lari strain

Author
item Meinersmann, Richard - Rick
item Bono, James - Jim
item Lindsey, Rebecca - Former ARS Employee
item Genzlinger, Linda
item Loparev, Vladimir - Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDCP) - United States
item Oakley, Brian - Former ARS Employee

Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/3/2015
Publication Date: 10/15/2015
Citation: Meinersmann, R.J., Bono, J.L., Lindsey, R., Genzlinger, L.L., Loparev, V., Oakley, B. 2015. Genome sequence of a urease-positive Campylobacter lari strain. Genome Announcements. 3(5).pii:e01191-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01191-15.

Interpretive Summary: Campylobacter lari is a species of bacteria related to Campylobacter jejuni. It is occasionally the cause of diarrheal disease in humans but is commonly found in healthy shore birds. Genomic sequencing is a modern technology that provides a great deal of data that can be analyzed for insight on the lifestyle of the organism. This report is for the first genome sequence of this particular variant of C. lari. Further analyses of the sequence will help explain how Campylobacter adapts to its habitats.

Technical Abstract: Campylobacter lari is frequently isolated from shore birds and can cause illness in humans. Here we report the draft whole genome sequence of an urease-positive strain of C. lari that was isolated in estuarial water on the coast of Delaware, USA.