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Research Project: Intestinal Microbial Ecology and Metagenomic Strategies to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance and Foodborne Pathogens

Location: Food Safety and Enteric Pathogens Research

Title: Complete genome sequence and annotation for romboutsia sp. CE17

item Looft, Torey

Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/12/2020
Publication Date: 6/4/2020
Citation: Maki, J.J., Nielsen, D.W., Looft, T.P. 2020. Complete genome sequence and annotation for romboutsia sp. strain CE17. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 9(23):e00382-20.

Interpretive Summary: Maintaining bird health is critical to support the US poultry industry. However, many of the microbes that colonize the poultry intestinal tract remain uncharacterized, leaving their contributions to animal health and wellbeing uncertain. This study described the features of the genome of a new bacterial strain of Romboutsia (strain CE17), a genus commonly found in chicken and turkey intestinal tracts. Romboutsia can modify compounds secreted by the host, potentially impacting nutrient absorption. Genomic characterization of CE17 highlights potential functions of this organism in the gut. Studies like this improve our understanding of the bacteria in the poultry intestine and provide valuable information that could be used to improve animal health and productivity.

Technical Abstract: Here, we describe the complete genome sequence of Romboutsia sp. CE17, isolated during a screen for spore-forming anaerobic microorganisms that colonized the surface of chicken eggs.