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Volume 24, Number 12—December 2018

Genomic Characterization of β-Glucuronidase–Positive Escherichia coli O157:H7 Producing Stx2a

Yoshitoshi OguraComments to Author , Kazuko Seto, Yo Morimoto, Keiji Nakamura, Mitsuhiko P. Sato, Yasuhiro Gotoh, Takehiko Itoh, Atsushi Toyoda, Makoto Ohnishi, and Tetsuya Hayashi
Author affiliations: Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan (Y. Ogura, K. Nakamura, M.P. Sato, Y. Gotoh, T. Hayashi); Osaka Institute of Public Health, Osaka, Japan (K. Seto); Hokkaido Institute of Public Health, Hokkaido, Japan (Y. Morimoto); Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan (T. Itoh); National Institute of Genetics, Shizuoka, Japan (A. Toyoda); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo (M. Ohnishi)

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General genomic features of the β-glucuronidase–positive STEC O157:H7 strain PV15-279 from Japan and the typical STEC O157:H7 strain Sakai*

Feature PV15-279 Sakai
Length, bp 5,598,152 5,498,578
CDSs (pseudogenes) 5,295 (107) 5,202 (122)
rRNA operons 7 7
tRNAs 108 104
Prophages 22 18
Integrative elements 5 6
IS elements
Plasmid pO157
Length, bp 94,391 92,722
CDSs (pseudogenes) 95 (0) 90 (8)
IS elements
Plasmid pOSAK1
Length, bp NA 3,306
CDSs (pseudogenes)
3 (0)
Total genome size, kb 5,692,969 5,591,300

*CDS, coding sequence; IS, insertion sequence; NA, not available; STEC, Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli.

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