Genomic characterization of the Yersinia genus

TitleGenomic characterization of the Yersinia genus
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsChen PE, Cook C, Stewart AC, Nagarajan N, Sommer DD, Pop M., Thomason B, Thomason MPK, Lentz S, Nolan N, Sozhamannan S, Sulakvelidze A, Mateczun A, Du L, Zwick ME, Read TD
JournalGenome BiologyGenome Biology
Type of Article10.1186/gb-2010-11-1-r1
ISBN Number1465-6906

New DNA sequencing technologies have enabled detailed comparative genomic analyses of entire genera of bacterial pathogens. Prior to this study, three species of the enterobacterial genus Yersinia that cause invasive human diseases (Yersinia pestis, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, and Yersinia enterocolitica) had been sequenced. However, there were no genomic data on the Yersinia species with more limited virulence potential, frequently found in soil and water environments.