J Genomics 2017; 5:48-50. doi:10.7150/jgen.16163
Short Research Communication
Whole-genome Sequencing of Vibrio sinaloensis T47, a Tropical Marine Isolate with Quorum Sensing Properties
Division of Genetics and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603 Malaysia.
Mohamad NI, How KY, Yin WF, Chan KG. Whole-genome Sequencing of Vibrio sinaloensis T47, a Tropical Marine Isolate with Quorum Sensing Properties. J Genomics 2017; 5:48-50. doi:10.7150/jgen.16163. Available from http://www.jgenomics.com/v05p0048.htm
A large number of Vibrio sp. thrive in the marine environment and they are notable to cause food borne infection associated with undercooked seafood. In this study, we report the whole genome sequence of Vibrio sinaloensis T47 which was isolated from coastal marine water in Morib Beach, Hulu Selangor. The genome is made up of approximately 4.59 Mbp with 80 contigs and 46% G+C content. From the annotated genome, genes associated with quorum sensing (QS) were identified. This research provides a genetic basis for better understanding of QS pathway which contributes to the physiological traits of strain T47 to thrive in the marine environment.
Keywords: Vibrio sinaloensis, whole genome sequencing, quorum sensing, autoinducer synthase, virulence factor