Standards in Genomic Sciences
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.
Price, Travis Kyle; Mehtash, Arya; Kalesinskas, Laurynas; Malki, Kema; Hilt, Evann Elizabeth; Putonti, Catherine; and Wolfe, Alan J.. Genome Sequences and Annotation of Two Urinary Isolates of E. Coli. Standards in Genomic Sciences, 11, 1: 79, 2016. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, Bioinformatics Faculty Publications, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40793-016-0202-6
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