J Genomics 2016; 4:7-9. doi:10.7150/jgen.14456

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Draft Genome Sequences of Two Pathogenic Corynebacterial Species Isolated from Cows

Luis Carlos Guimarães1, Thiago Lopes1, Rommel Thiago Jucá Ramos1, Adriana Ribeiro Carneiro1, Ana Lídia Queiroz Cavalcante1, Diego Barreto1, Pablo Caracciolo Gomes de Sá1, Adonney Allan Oliveira Veras1, Flávia Souza Rocha2, Priscilla Bagano2, Felipe Luiz Pereira3, Fernanda Alves Dorella3, Carlos Augusto Leal3, Alex Fiorini Carvalho3, Chantal Bizet4, Nicole Guiso4, Edgar Badell4, Henrique César Pereira Figueiredo3, Vasco Azevedo2, Artur Silva1,✉

1. Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Belém, PA, Brazil.
2. Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
3. National Reference Laboratory for Aquatic Animal Diseases, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
4. Unité de Prévention et Thérapie Moléculaires des Maladies Humaines, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.

Abstract

The species Corynebacterium renale, Corynebacterium pilosum, and Corynebacterium cystitidis were initially thought to be the same species C. renale, but with different immunological types. These bacteria are the causative agent of cystitis, urethritis and pyelonephritis and are found usually as constituents of the normal flora in the lower urogenital tract of cattle. Therefore, we present the draft genome sequences of two pathogenic Corynebacterium species: C. renale CIP 52.96 and C. pilosum CIP 103422. The genome sequences of these species have 2,322,762 bp with 2,218 protein encoding genes and 2,548,014 bp with 2,428 protein encoding genes, respectively. These genomes can help clarify the virulence mechanisms of these unknown bacteria and enable the development of more effective methods for control.

Keywords: Corynebacterium spp., Genome Sequencing, Draft Genomes, Ion Torrent.

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How to cite this article:
Guimarães LC, Lopes T, Ramos RTJ, Carneiro AR, Cavalcante ALQ, Barreto D, de Sá PCG, Veras AAO, Rocha FS, Bagano P, Pereira FL, Dorella FA, Leal CA, Carvalho AF, Bizet C, Guiso N, Badell E, Figueiredo HCP, Azevedo V, Silva A. Draft Genome Sequences of Two Pathogenic Corynebacterial Species Isolated from Cows. J Genomics 2016; 4:7-9. doi:10.7150/jgen.14456. Available from http://www.jgenomics.com/v04p0007.htm