Complete genome sequence of Escherichia coli strain RS218 (O18: H7: K1), associated with neonatal meningitis

Dona Saumya S. Wijetunge, Robab Katani, Vivek Kapur, Subhashinie Kariyawasama

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Escherichia coli RS218 is the prototypic strain of neonatal meningitis-causing E. coli (NMEC) and has been used in many studies related to NMEC pathogenesis. In the present study, the genome of E. coli RS218 was sequenced together with its plasmid, pRS218. Here, we report the fully closed genome sequence of E. coli RS218.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere00804-15
JournalGenome Announcements
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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