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Genome Sequence of a Proteus Mirabilis Strain Isolated From the Salivary Glands of Larval Lucilia sericata

NCJ Number
Microbiology Resource Announcements Volume: 4 Issue: 4 Dated: 2016 Pages: e00672-16
Date Published
5 pages
This Genome Announcement pertains to a draft genome sequence of a Proteus mirabilis strain derived from Lucilia sericata salivary glands.

This strain is demonstrated to attract and induce oviposition by L. sericata, a common blow fly important to medicine, agriculture, and forensics. The genome sequence will help dissect interkingdom communication between the species. NC_022000), being more similar to BB2000. Draft genome assemblies based on CONTIGuator indicate 49 contigs unique to this strain, with 98.6 percent of the assembled nucleotides aligning to either of the reference genomes. These observations support a previous finding that strains from this species exhibit lineage specific indels, suggesting a species with a core genome and various auxiliary genes. Two contigs were found to have plasmid identities of >99 percent. Proteus mirabilis is a gut-commensal bacterium associated with human urinary tract infections and is a model for cellular communication. It is found in association with rotting proteinaceous material, the blow fly Lucilia sericata (a fly used in maggot therapy [15]), and other flies associated with decomposing animal remains and animal wounds. (publisher abstract modified)

Date Published: January 1, 2016