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Complete genome sequence of Ornithobacterium rhinotracheal strain ORT-UMN 88

Emilie S. Zehr, Darrell O. Bayles, William D. Boatwright, Louisa B. Tabatabai, Karen B. Register
Standards in genomic sciences 2014 v.9 no.16 pp. -
Gram-negative bacteria, Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale, chromosomes, genes, non-coding RNA, nucleotide sequences, pneumonia, strains, turkeys, virulence
Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale (O. rhinotracheale) strain ORT-UMN 88 is a Gram-negative pleomorphic rod-shaped bacterium and an etiologic agent of pneumonia and airsacculitis in poultry. It is a member of the family Flavobacteriaceae of the phylum Bacteroidetes. O. rhinotracheale strain ORT-UMN 88 was isolated from the pneumonic lung of a turkey in 1995. It was the isolate first used to experimentally reproduce disease in turkeys and has since been the focus of investigations characterizing potential virulence factors of the bacterium. The genome of O. rhinotracheale strain ORT-UMN 88 consists of a circular chromosome of 2,397,867 bp with a total of 2300 protein-coding genes, nine RNA genes, and one noncoding RNA gene. A companion paper in this issue of SIGS reports the draft genome sequence of an additional strain of O. rhinotracheale, isolated in 2006.