|XU, AIXIA - Oak Ridge Institute For Science And Education (ORISE)|
|MACKAY, WILLIAM - Edinboro University Of Pennsylvania|
|Scullen, Butch - Butch|
Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/4/2019
Publication Date: 2/14/2019
Citation: Xu, A., Mackay, W., Scullen, O.J., Ramos, R.V., Sheen, S., Sommers, C.H. 2019. Draft genomic sequence of Escherichia coli ST131 B7S75 isolated from retail chicken skin. Microbiology Resource Announcements. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01533-18.
Interpretive Summary: Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) are responsible for approximately 10 million urinary tract infections annually, which primarily affect women. The UPEC are common contaminants in foods. A specific type of foodborne UPEC, ST131, has emerged as a prevalent antibiotic resistant clone responsible for UTI. Genomics is now considered an integral part of microbial risk assessments for food safety. In this study we report the genomic DNA sequence of E. coli ST131 B7S75 which was isolated from retail chicken skin in our laboratory. This includes important characteristics such its virulence factors and antibiotic resistances. This study data will allow improved risk assessments and ultimately safer food for consumers.
Technical Abstract: Escherichia coli ST131 is a foodborne pathogen increasingly associated with urinary tract infections. We report the draft genomic sequence of E. coli ST131 B7S75 isolated from retail chicken skin including virulence factors and antibiotic resistance.