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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 suis type strain LMG 26152

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

Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/10/2018
Publication Date: 11/1/2018
Citation: Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Bono, J.L. 2018. Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter suis type strain LMG 26152. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7(17):e01307-18.

Interpretive Summary: Arcobacter species are routinely isolated from a large array of food animals (for example, chickens, cows and pigs), water, and shellfish (such as clams, mussels and oysters). Arcobacters have been implicated in human gastrointestinal illness and it is likely that the mode of transmission for these illnesses is via consumption of either contaminated food or water. Three Arcobacter species, A. butzleri, A. cryaerophilus and A. skirrowii, have been routinely isolated from pigs and pig meat. In addition, three novel species originating from pigs have been recently characterized: Arcobacter trophiarum, isolated from pig feces; Arcobacter thereius, isolated from an aborted pig fetus; and Arcobacter suis, recovered from pork meat in Spain in 2008. This study presents the chromosomal DNA sequence of the A. suis type strain. The A. suis type strain can synthesize vitamin B12 and possesses a number of signal transduction pathways that allow the organism to sense and respond to various metabolites and environmental conditions. In addition, A. suis can also ‘fix’ or convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia, which can then be used by the organism.

Technical Abstract: Arcobacter species are prevalent in pigs, with strains being isolated from pig feces, aborted pig fetuses and pork meat. The novel species Arcobacter suis was recovered from pork meat in Catalonia, Spain. This study describes the whole-genome sequence of the A. suis type strain LMG 26152 (=F41T =CECT 7833T).