MEM INST OSWALDO CRUZ, RIO DE JANEIRO, Vol. 112 | 2017
PAGES: DOI: 10.1590/0074-02760170111 Genome announcement and Highlights
Genome of Leptospira borgpetersenii strain 4E, a highly virulent isolate obtained from Mus musculus in southern Brazil

Marcus Redü Eslabão1, Frederico Schmitt Kremer1, Rommel Thiago Juca Ramos2, Artur Luiz da Costa da Silva2, Vasco Ariston de Carvalho Azevedo3, Luciano da Silva Pinto1, Éverton Fagonde da Silva4, Odir Antônio Dellagostin1,+

1Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Núcleo de Biotecnologia, Capão do Leão, RS, Brasil
2Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, PA, Brasil
3Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil
4Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Faculdade de Veterinária, Capão do Leão, RS, Brasil

Abstract

A previous study by our group reported the isolation and characterisation of Leptospira borgpetersenii serogroup Ballum strain 4E. This strain is of particular interest because it is highly virulent in the hamster model. In this study, we performed whole-genome shotgun genome sequencing of the strain using the SOLiD sequencing platform. By assembling and analysing the new genome, we were able to identify novel features that have been previously overlooked in genome annotations of other strains belonging to the same species.

Financial support: CNPq, CAPES, FAPERGS.
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Received 17 March 2017
Accepted 2 June 2017

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