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Draft Genome Sequence of Clostridium sporogenes PA 3679, the Common Nontoxigenic Surrogate for Proteolytic Clostridium botulinum

Author:
Bradbury, Mark, Greenfield, Paul, Midgley, David, Li, Dongmei, Tran-Dinh, Nai, Vriesekoop, Frank, Brown, Janelle L.
Source:
Journal of bacteriology 2012 v.194 no.6 pp. 1631-1632
ISSN:
0021-9193
Subject:
Clostridium botulinum, Clostridium proteolyticum, Clostridium sporogenes, genome, nucleotide sequences, proteolysis
Abstract:
Clostridium sporogenes PA 3679 is widely used as a nontoxigenic surrogate for proteolytic strains of Clostridium botulinum in the derivation and validation of thermal processes in food. Here we report the draft assembly and annotation of the C. sporogenes PA 3679 genome. Preliminary analysis demonstrates a high degree of relatedness between C. sporogenes PA 3679 and sequenced strains of proteolytic C. botulinum.