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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 ellisii type strain LMG 26155

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

Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/30/2018
Publication Date: 10/25/2018
Citation: Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Bono, J.L. 2018. Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter ellisii type strain LMG 26155. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7(16):e01268-18.

Interpretive Summary: Members of the genus Arcobacter have been isolated from a wide range of hosts and environments. Arcobacters have been recovered from freshwater, seawater and contaminated environmental waters. Additionally, several Arcobacter species are common contaminants of molluscs, such as abalone, clams, scallops and mussels. Thus, these organisms could be potentially transmitted to humans via consumption of shellfish. Arcobacter ellisii was isolated originally from mussels collected during 2010 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. ellisii 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 contains several genes and pathways related to nitrogen metabolism. Another feature of the A. ellisii chromosome sequence is the presence of 14 small mobile DNA sequences. These small mobile elements have been observed previously in Arcobacter, although their role in A. ellisii biology is unknown.

Technical Abstract: Arcobacter are highly prevalent in contaminated environmental waters and have been recovered from both freshwater and seawater, with several species isolated from shellfish. Arcobacter ellisii was recovered from mussels collected in Catalonia, Spain. This study describes the whole-genome sequence of the A. ellisii type strain LMG 26155 (=F79-6T =CECT 7837T).