|Luo, Yan - U.s. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)|
|Wang, Charles - U.s. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)|
|Brown, Eric - U.s. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)|
|Allard, Marc - U.s. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)|
|Van Kessel, Jo Ann|
Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/14/2017
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica is a common foodborne pathogen. Dairy animals and their environment are known reservoirs for this pathogen but not all Salmonella serovars, or types, cause disease in the animals. The serovar Kentucky is common in poultry and in dairy animals and have also been occasionally found to cause human illness. Eight Salmonella Kentucky strains that were isolated from dairy cows were sequenced and the sequences were added to a public data base (GenBank). The genomic information will help scientists and regulatory agencies to further understand the dynamics of Salmonella Kentucky infection in dairy animals and the environment.
Technical Abstract: Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Kentucky is frequently isolated from dairy cows in the United States, but is an infrequent cause of human salmonellosis. To investigate the genomic features of S. Kentucky strains isolated from these animals, genomes of eight isolates were sequenced and added to the public domain.