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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Molecular Biology of Human Pathogens Associated with Food

Location: Produce Safety and Microbiology Research

Title: The complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter butzleri cattle isolate 7h1h

Authors
item Merga, Julia -
item Winstanley, Craig -
item Williams, Nicola -
item Yee, Emma
item Miller, William

Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: July 23, 2013
Publication Date: August 22, 2013
Citation: Merga, J., Winstanley, C., Williams, N.J., Yee, E., Miller, W.G. 2013. The complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter butzleri cattle isolate 7h1h. Genome Announcements. 1(4):e00655-13.

Interpretive Summary: Arcobacter butzleri is a member of a bacterial group that also contains the established pathogens Campylobacter jejuni and Helicobacter pylori. This organism has been isolated from water, food animals and multiple food sources and has also been associated with human illness. A. butzleri strain 7h1h originated from a clinically healthy dairy cow in Cheshire, North-West England, UK. To further understand this organism, the complete DNA sequence of the strain 7h1h chromosome was determined. Genes were identified and compared to those found in two other A. butzleri strains, including one isolated from a human patient.

Technical Abstract: Arcobacter butzleri strain 7h1h was isolated in the UK from a clinically healthy dairy cow. The genome of this isolate was sequenced to completion. Here we present the annotation and analysis of the completed 7h1h genome, as well as comparison of this genome to the existing A. butzleri RM4018 and ED-1 genomes.

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