Draft genome sequences of two O104: H21 Escherichia coli isolates causing hemorrhagic colitis during a 1994 Montana outbreak provide insight into their pathogenicity

Narjol Gonzalez-Escalona, Melinda A. McFarland, Lydia V. Rump, Justin Payne, Denis Andrzejewski, Eric W. Brown, Peter S. Evans, Timothy R. Croley

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We sequenced the genomes of two strains of O104:H21 enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) isolated during an outbreak of hemorrhagic colitis in Montana in 1994. These strains carried a plasmid that contains several virulence genes not present in pO157. The genome sequences will improve phylogenetic analysis of other non-O157 E. coli strains in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere00805-13
JournalGenome Announcements
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013


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  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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