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Research Project: Ecological Reservoirs and Intervention Strategies to Reduce Foodborne Pathogens in Cattle and Swine

Location: Food and Feed Safety Research

Title: Whole-genome sequences of Salmonella enterica Serovar I 4,[5],12:i:- isolates from swine

item GONZALES, SELMA - Texas A&M University
item Harvey, Roger
item SCOTT, HARVEY - Texas A&M University
item LAWHON, SARA - Texas A&M University
item VINASCO, JAVIER - Texas A&M University
item MARIÑO-RAMÍREZ, LEONARDO - Us National Library Of Medicine
item NORMAN, KERI - Texas A&M University

Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/30/2019
Publication Date: 5/23/2019
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Citation: Gonzales, S., Harvey, R.B., Scott, H.M., Lawhon, S.D., Vinasco, J., Mariño-Ramírez, L., Norman, K.N. 2019. Whole-genome sequences of Salmonella enterica Serovar I 4,[5],12:i:- isolates from swine. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8(21):e00223-19.

Interpretive Summary: Certain strains of Salmonella are resistant to multiple antibiotics and can be dangerous to humans. The Salmonella described in this paper is one such strain. It was found in a pork processing plant and seems to be increasing in prevalence. This study describes some genetic features in this bacterial species that influence antibiotic resistance. This is important because the more we can learn about resistance factors in bacteria, the better able we are to develop control strategies.

Technical Abstract: Salmonella enterica (non-Typhi) is one of the top five pathogens causing enteric infections worldwide. Draft whole genome sequences of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Salmonella enterica serovar I 4,[5],12:i:- isolated from swine tissue samples collected at slaughter were evaluated for antimicrobial resistance genotypes. Recently, Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- has increased in prevalence in both humans and animals and has been linked to the consumption of contaminated pork.