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Research Project: MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF PATHOGENIC BACTERIA INTERACTIONS WITH PLANT SURFACES AND ENVIRONMENTAL MATRICES

Location: Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Laboratory

Title: Genome sequences of Ralstonia insidiosa type strain ATCC 49129 and strain FC1138, a strong biofilm producer isolated from a fresh-cut produce-processing plant

Author
item Xu, Yunfeng - Northwest Agricultural University
item Nagy, Attila
item Liu, Nancy - University Of Maryland
item Nou, Xiangwu
item Yan, Xianghe
item Haley, Bradd
item Kim, Seon Woo - US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)

Submitted to: American Society for Microbiology, Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/24/2016
Publication Date: 8/18/2016
Citation: Xu, Y., Nagy, A., Liu, N., Nou, X., Yan, X., Haley, B.J., Kim, S. 2016. Genome sequences of Ralstonia insidiosa type strain ATCC 49129 and strain FC1138, a strong biofilm producer isolated from a fresh-cut produce-processing plant. American Society for Microbiology, Genome Announcements. 4(4):e00847-17.

Interpretive Summary: Ralstonia insidiosa FC1138 is a strong biofilm (a community of bacteria that tenaciously adhere to surfaces) producer, isolated from a local fresh-cut produce processing plant. Although R. insidiosa is not pathogenic, our previous research has shown that pathogens can become incorprated into biofilms initiated by R. insidiosa. Here, we present the complete genome sequence of Ralstonia insidiosa FC1138, which includes two circular chromosomes and a plasmid. To our knowledge, this is the first reported complete genome sequence of this species. This will be of interest to other scientists.

Technical Abstract: Ralstonia insidiosa FC1138 is a strong biofilm producer, isolated from a local fresh-cut produce processing plant. Here, we present the complete genome sequence of Ralstonia insidiosa FC1138 which includes two circular chromosomes and a plasmid. To our knowledge, this is the first reported complete genome sequence of this species.