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Research Project: Molecular Biology of Human Pathogens Associated with Food

Location: Produce Safety and Microbiology Research

Title: Complete genomic sequences of Campylobacter jejuni strains RM3196 (233.94) and RM3197 (308.95) that were isolated from patients with Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Author
item Parker, Craig
item Huynh, Steven
item Heikema, Astrid - Erasmus Medical Center
item Cooper, Kerry - University Of California
item Miller, William - Bill

Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/28/2015
Publication Date: 11/5/2015
Citation: Parker, C., Huynh, S., Heikema, A.P., Cooper, K.K., Miller, W.G. 2015. Complete genomic sequences of Campylobacter jejuni strains RM3196 (233.94) and RM3197 (308.95) that were isolated from patients with Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Genome Announcements. 3(6):e01312-15.

Interpretive Summary: An infection with Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni (Cjj) is a leading cause of foodborne gastroenteritis in humans and also the most prevalent infection preceding Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). This study describes the complete genomic sequences of Cjj HS:41 strains RM3196 (233.94) and RM3197 (308.95) that were isolated from patients with GBS in the Cape Town area of South Africa. The complete annotated genomic sequences of RM3196 and RM3197 are each 1.66 Mbp and suggest a common ancestral strain.

Technical Abstract: An infection with Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni (Cjj) is a leading cause of foodborne gastroenteritis in humans and also the most prevalent infection preceding Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). This study describes the complete genomic sequences of Cjj HS:41 strains RM3196 (233.94) and RM3197 (308.95) that were isolated from patients with GBS in the Cape Town area of South Africa.