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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 turicibacter sanguinis MOL361T (DSM 14220)

item MAKI, JOEL - Orise Fellow
item NIELSEN, DANIEL - Orise Fellow
item Looft, Torey

Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/24/2020
Publication Date: 6/18/2020
Citation: Maki, J., Nielsen, D.W., Looft, T.P. 2020. Complete genome sequence and annotation for turicibacter sanguinis MOL361T (DSM 14220). Microbiology Resource Announcements. 9(25):e00475-20.

Interpretive Summary: Poultry production represents a sizable portion of the US economy. Understanding, the characteristics and functions of microbes that colonize the intestinal tracts of poultry remain limited. Studies are needed to identify and characterize poultry intestinal microbes to develop interventions to enhance animal health and productivity. In this study, we describe the features of the genome of Turicibacter sanguinis MOL361, an organism that is present in the gut of many animal species, including humans and livestock animals. The genomic characterization of T. sanguinis MOL361 provides insight into the potential functions of this organism and its relatedness to similar organisms. Studies like these improve our understanding of how bacteria adapt to different hosts and provide valuable information that can be used to improve animal health and nutrition.

Technical Abstract: Turicibacter sanguinis MOL361T (DSM 14220) is the reference and type strain for the Turicibacter genus, commonly found in the intestinal tract of animal species. Long-read sequencing was performed on this strain to complement publicly available Illumina HiSeq-based data, producing a complete, annotated genome.