|XU, AIXIA - Oak Ridge Institute For Science And Education (ORISE)|
|TILMAN, SHANNON - Former ARS Employee|
|WISSER-PARKER, KRISTY - Former ARS Employee|
|Scullen, Butch - Butch|
Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/24/2018
Publication Date: 8/23/2018
Citation: Xu, A., Tilman, S., Wisser-Parker, K., Scullen, O.J., Sommers, C.H. 2018. Draft genome sequences of nine extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli isolates from retail chicken skin. Genome Announcements. Volume 7: Issue 7 e00859-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00859-18.
Interpretive Summary: Extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) are common contaminants in foods. They are associated with over 11 million cases of human disease annually including sepsis, ulcerative colitis, meningitis, and urinary tract infections, and cause similar diseases in both companion and agricultural animals. In this study we report the genomic DNA sequence of nine ExPEC isolates from retail chicken meat which includes important characteristics such as their virulence factors and antibiotic resistances. This study data will allow improved risk assessments which will provide safer foods for consumers.
Technical Abstract: Extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli strains were isolated from retail chicken skin. Here, we report the draft genome sequences for these nine E. coli isolates, which are currently being used in agricultural and food safety research.