Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-12-2016

Publication Title

Standards in Genomic Sciences

Volume

11

Issue

1

Pages

79

Publisher Name

BioMed Central

Abstract

The genus Escherichia includes pathogens and commensals. Bladder infections (cystitis) result most often from colonization of the bladder by uropathogenic E. coli strains. In contrast, a poorly defined condition called asymptomatic bacteriuria results from colonization of the bladder with E. coli strains without symptoms. As part of an on-going attempt to identify and characterize the newly discovered female urinary microbiota, we report the genome sequences and annotation of two urinary isolates of E. coli: one (E78) was isolated from a female patient who self-reported cystitis; the other (E75) was isolated from a female patient who reported that she did not have symptoms of cystitis. Whereas strain E75 is most closely related to an avian extraintestinal pathogen, strain E78 is a member of a clade that includes extraintestinal strains often found in the human bladder. Both genomes are uncommonly rich in prophages.

Identifier

10.1186/s40793-016-0202-6

Comments

Author Posting © BioMed Central, 2016. This article is posted here by permission of BioMed Central for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Standards in Genomic Sciences, Vol. 11, Iss. 1, October 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40793-016-0202-6

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