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Research Project: Integrated Research to Improve Aquatic Animal Health in Warmwater Aquaculture

Location: Aquatic Animal Health Research

Title: Draft genome sequences of Flavobacterium covae strains LSU-066-04 and LV-359-01

item CHURCHMAN, EMILY - Auburn University
item PARELLO, GIANNI - Auburn University
item Lange, Miles
item Farmer, Bradley
item Lafrentz, Benjamin
item Beck, Benjamin
item LILES, MARK - Auburn University

Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/2/2022
Publication Date: 6/15/2022
Citation: Churchman, E.M., Parello, G., Lange, M.D., Farmer, B.D., Lafrentz, B.R., Beck, B.H., Liles, M.R. 2022. Draft genome sequences of flavobacterium covae strains LSU-066-04 and LV-359-01. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 11(7):e00352-22.

Interpretive Summary: The Gram-negative bacterium, Flavobacterium covae, one of the causative agents of columnaris disease generates substantial mortality during the production of freshwater fish species. The intensive production of channel catfish is well-suited for the transmission of columnaris disease and during the growth cycle the pathogen is opportunistic, and outbreaks are common, as stressors such as increased rearing density, handling and poor water quality are increased. Our research has sought to understand the biological processes of Flavobacterium spp. including the development of biofilms and their contribution to disease. The draft genomes of F. covae isolates, LSU-066-04 and LV-359-01 will assist in this research.

Technical Abstract: Flavobacterium covae is one of four Flavobacterium spp. that causes columnaris disease in teleost fish. Here, we report the draft genomes of two isolates, LSU-066-04 and LV-359-01, and their predicted virulence factors.