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Genome Sequences and Annotation of Two Urinary Isolates of E. Coli
Standards in Genomic Sciences
  • Travis Kyle Price, Loyola University Chicago
  • Arya Mehtash, Loyola University Chicago
  • Laurynas Kalesinskas, Loyola University Chicago
  • Kema Malki, Loyola University Chicago
  • Evann Elizabeth Hilt, Loyola University Chicago
  • Catherine Putonti, Loyola University Chicago
  • Alan J Wolfe, Loyola University Chicago
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The genus Escherichia includes pathogens and commensals. Bladder infections (cystitis) result most often from colonization of the bladder by uropathogenic E. coli strains. In contrast, a poorly defined condition called asymptomatic bacteriuria results from colonization of the bladder with E. coli strains without symptoms. As part of an on-going attempt to identify and characterize the newly discovered female urinary microbiota, we report the genome sequences and annotation of two urinary isolates of E. coli: one (E78) was isolated from a female patient who self-reported cystitis; the other (E75) was isolated from a female patient who reported that she did not have symptoms of cystitis. Whereas strain E75 is most closely related to an avian extraintestinal pathogen, strain E78 is a member of a clade that includes extraintestinal strains often found in the human bladder. Both genomes are uncommonly rich in prophages.

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Travis Kyle Price, Arya Mehtash, Laurynas Kalesinskas, Kema Malki, et al.. "Genome Sequences and Annotation of Two Urinary Isolates of E. Coli" Standards in Genomic Sciences Vol. 11 Iss. 1 (2016)
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