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Research Project: Intervention Strategies to Predict, Prevent and Control Disease Outbreaks Caused by Emerging Strains of Virulent Newcastle Disease Viruses

Location: Exotic & Emerging Avian Viral Diseases Research

Title: Draft genome sequence of five novel Ochrobactrum spp. isolated from different avian hosts in Nigeria

Author
item Sharma, Poonam - Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)
item Killmaster, Lindsay
item Volkening, Jeremy - Base2bio
item Cardenas-garcia, Stivalis - University Of Georgia
item Shittu, Ismaila - National Veterinary Research Institute
item Meseko, Clement - National Veterinary Research Institute
item Joannis, Tony - National Veterinary Research Institute
item Miller, Patti
item Afonso, Claudio

Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/21/2018
Publication Date: 3/15/2018
Citation: Sharma, P., Killmaster, L.F., Volkening, J.D., Cardenas-Garcia, S., Shittu, I., Meseko, C., Joannis, T.M., Miller, P.J., Afonso, C.L. 2018. Draft genome sequence of five novel Ochrobactrum spp. isolated from different avian hosts in Nigeria. Genome Announcements. 6:e00063-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00063-18.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00063-18

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 U.S. 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 Nigeriathat 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 five multidrug-resistant novel Ochrobactrum spp. strains isolated from chickens from Nigeria, in 2009.