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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 two outbreak strains of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Thompson associated with cilantro

Author
item Parker, Craig
item Huynh, Steven
item Gorski, Lisa
item Cooper, Kerry - California State University
item Miller, William - Bill

Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/2/2015
Publication Date: 11/19/2015
Citation: Parker, C., Huynh, S., Gorski, L.A., Cooper, K.K., Miller, W.G. 2015. Complete genomic sequences of two outbreak strains of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Thompson associated with cilantro. Genome Announcements. 3(6):e01335-15.

Interpretive Summary: Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica is a major foodborne pathogen associated with a wide variety of foods, and has been classified into multiple groups and specific serovars based on O- (lipopolysaccharide) and H- (flagellar) antigens. S. enterica subsp. enterica serovar Thompson strains RM1984 (CADPH-99A2334) and RM1986 (CADPH -99A2345) are clinical isolates from 1999, putatively related to an outbreak in California from contaminated cilantro. We report the complete genome sequences and annotation of these two S. Thompson strains. These genomic sequences are distinct and will provide additional data to our understanding of Salmonella enterica genomics and epidemiology.

Technical Abstract: Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Thompson strains RM1984 (CADPH-99A2334) and RM1986 (CADPH -99A2345) are clinical isolates from 1999, putatively related to an outbreak in California from contaminated cilantro. We report the complete genome sequences and annotation of these two S. Thompson strains. These genomic sequences are distinct and will provide additional data to our understanding of Salmonella enterica genomics and epidemiology.