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Research Project: Molecular Identification and Characterization of Bacterial and Viral Pathogens Associated with Foods

Location: Produce Safety and Microbiology Research

Title: Complete genomic sequence of Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni HS:19 strain RM1285 that was isolated from packaged chicken

Author
item Parker, Craig
item Huynh, Steven
item Heikema, Astrid

Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/17/2016
Publication Date: 10/6/2016
Citation: Parker, C., Huynh, S., Heikema, A.P. 2016. Complete genomic sequence of Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni HS:19 strain RM1285 that was isolated from packaged chicken. Genome Announcements. 4(5):e01100-16.

Interpretive Summary: Poultry products serve as the main source of Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni (Cjj) infections in humans. Cjj infections are a leading cause of foodborne gastroenteritis and are a prevalent antecedent to Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). This study describes the genome of Cjj HS:19 strain RM1285 isolated from packaged chicken in California. The complete annotated genomic sequences of RM1285 is 1.68 Mbp and possesses a lipooligosaccharide (LOS) biosynthesis locus predicted to synthesize sialylated LOS molecules that are common to GBS associated strains.

Technical Abstract: Poultry products serve as the main source of Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni (Cjj) infections in humans. Cjj infections are a leading cause of foodborne gastroenteritis and are a prevalent antecedent to Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). This study describes the genome of Cjj HS:19 strain RM1285 isolated from packaged chicken in California.