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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 genome sequence of the Arcobacter mytili type strain LMG 24559

item Miller, William - Bill
item Yee, Emma
item Bono, James - Jim

Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/20/2018
Publication Date: 9/20/2018
Citation: Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Bono, J.L. 2018. Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter mytili type strain LMG 24559. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7(11):e01078-18.

Interpretive Summary: Members of the genus Arcobacter are routinely isolated from water environments, including rivers, lakes, and sea water, as well as contaminated water (sewage) and shellfish. Thus, in humans, possible transmission routes for these organisms could be consumption of contaminated water or shellfish. Arcobacter mytili is an indoxyl-acetate hydrolysis-negative arcobacter that was isolated originally from mussels collected during 2006 in the Ebro Delta in Catalonia, Spain. This study reports the first closed chromosomal sequence for the type strain of the species. Consistent with its growth in marine environments, A. mytili contains genes that would permit a greater degree of salt tolerance, as might be necessary for growth in sea water and shellfish. Additionally, this strain can synthesize vitamin B12, can potentially metabolize phosphonates, an environmental contaminant, and possesses a number of signal transduction pathways that allow the organism to sense and respond to various metabolites and environmental conditions. Also, the genome of the A. mytili type strain contains a second small circular DNA molecule, although the function of this second molecule in the biology of A. mytili is unknown.

Technical Abstract: Multiple Arcobacter species have been recovered from fresh or contaminated waters, marine environments and shellfish. Arcobacter mytili was recovered in 2006 from mussels collected from the Ebro River delta in Catalonia. This study describes the complete whole-genome sequence of the A. mytili type strain LMG 24559T (=F2075T =CECT 7386T).