Genome sequences of Salmonella enterica serovar Heidelberg isolates isolated in the United States from a multistate outbreak of human Salmonella infections

Maria Hoffmann, Yan Luo, Patricia C. Lafon, Ruth Timme, Marc W. Allard, Patrick F. McDermott, Eric W. Brown, Shaohua Zhao

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Abstract

Salmonella enterica is recognized as one of the most common bacterial agents of foodborne illness. We report draft genomes of four Salmonella serovar Heidelberg isolates associated with the recent multistate outbreak of human Salmonella Heidelberg infections linked to kosher broiled chicken livers in the United States in 2011. Isolates 2011K-1259 and 2011K-1232 were recovered from humans, whereas 2011K-1724 and 2011K-1726 were isolated from chicken liver. Whole genome sequence analysis of these isolates provides a tool for studying the short-term evolution of these epidemic clones and can be used for characterizing potentially new virulence factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere00004-12
JournalGenome Announcements
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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