|SHARMA, POONAM - Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)|
|VOLKENING, JEREMU - Base2bio|
|CARDENAS-GARCIA, STIVALIS - University Of Georgia|
|WAJID, ABDUL - University Of Veterinary And Animal Sciences|
|REGMANI, SHAFQAT - University Of Veterinary And Animal Sciences|
|BASHARAT, ASMA - University Of Veterinary And Animal Sciences|
Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/17/2018
Publication Date: 4/12/2018
Citation: Sharma, P., Killmaster, L.F., Volkening, J.D., Cardenas-Garcia, S., Wajid, A., Regmani, S.F., Basharat, A., Miller, P.J., Afonso, C.L. 2018. Draft genome sequence of three novel Ochrobactrum spp. isolated from different avian hosts in Pakistan. Genome Announcements. 6(15):e00269-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00269-18.
Interpretive Summary: Virulent strains of Newcastle disease virus cause significant disease in non-vaccinated and in poorly vaccinated poultry. The circulation of these viruses across the globe represent a constant threat to US poultry industries. Newcastle disease is often enhanced by mixed infections with other viruses and by infections with opportunistic bacteria. Here we describe the presence of an previously unreported bacteria species in avian samples from Pakistan that were infected with virulent Newcastle Disease viruses. These bacterial species have multiple antibiotic resistance genes.
Technical Abstract: Here, we present the draft genome sequences of three novel Ochrobactrum spp. strains isolated in Pakistan from pigeons and chickens in 2015 with multidrug-resistant properties.