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Complete Genome Sequence of SS52, a Strain of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Recovered from Supershedder Cattle
- Katani, Robab, Cote, Rebecca, Raygoza Garay, Juan Antonio, Li, Lingling, Arthur, Terrance M., DebRoy, Chitrita, Mwangi, Michael M., Kapur, Vivek
- Genome Announcements 2015 v.3 no.2 pp. e01569-14
- Escherichia coli O157, bacterial shedding, cattle, disease reservoirs, feces, foodborne illness, intestinal microorganisms, nucleotide sequences, virulent strains
- Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 causes foodborne infections, and cattle are the primary reservoir. Some animals, known as supershedders, excrete orders of magnitude more E. coli O157:H7 in the feces than normal. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of the SS52 supershedder strain of E. coli O157:H7.