|XU, AIXIA - Oak Ridge Institute For Science And Education (ORISE)|
|Gunther, Nereus - Jack|
Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/18/2019
Publication Date: 7/11/2019
Citation: Xu, A., Abdul Wakeel, A.Y., Gunther, N.W., Sommers, C.H. 2019. Draft genomic sequence of Campylobacter coli isolated from chicken carcasses. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8(28):e00564-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00564-19.
Interpretive Summary: Campylobacter is one of the leading causes of foodborne illness in the US, frequently associated with poultry meat. In this study we determined the genomic DNA sequence of eight Campylobacter coli strains isolated from poultry carcasses. We found the eight isolates to possess genes (virulence factors) which help them cause disease in humans as well as resistance to extended beta-lactamase antibiotics used to treat diseases in people. This knowledge will help poultry processors and regulatory agencies track the migration of Campylobacter from poultry to humans, and aid in development of methods to control them in foods.
Technical Abstract: Campylobacter is one of the leading causes of bacterial foodborne illnesses in the US. We report the draft genomic sequences of eight Campylobacter coli isolates from chicken carcasses including virulence factors and antibiotic resistance.