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Draft Genome Sequences of 64 Salmonella enterica Serotype Enteritidis Isolates Obtained from Wild Mice.

  • Author(s): Guard, J
  • Cao, G
  • Kastanis, GJ
  • Davison, S
  • McClelland, M
  • Sanchez Leon, M
  • Zheng, J
  • Brown, E
  • Allard, MW
  • et al.
Abstract

Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis is a foodborne pathogen of global concern, because it is frequently isolated from foods and patients. Draft genome sequences are reported here for 64 S Enteritidis strains isolated from the intestines and spleens of mice caught live on chicken farms in the U.S. Northeast. The availability of these genomes provides baseline information on the genomic diversity of S Enteritidis during the 1990s, when foodborne outbreaks traced to internal contamination of eggs were prevalent.

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