Yersinia canariae sp. Nov., isolated from a human yersiniosis case

Scott V. Nguyen*, David R. Greig, Daniel Hurley, Orla Donoghue, Yu Cao, Evonne McCabe, Molly Mitchell, Kirsten Schaffer, Claire Jenkins, Séamus Fanning

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A Gram-negative rod from the Yersinia genus was isolated from a clinical case of yersiniosis in the United Kingdom. Long read sequencing data from an Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) MinION in conjunction with Illumina HiSeq reads were used to generate a finished quality genome of this strain. Overall Genome Related Index (OGRI) of the strain was used to determine that it was a novel species within Yersinia, despite biochemical similarities to Yersinia enterocolitica. The 16S ribosomal RNA gene accessions are MN434982-MN434987 and the accession number for the complete and closed chro-mosome is CP043727. The type strain is SRR7544370T (=NCTC 14382T /=LMG 31573T).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2382-2387
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2020

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  • MinION
  • Oxford Nanopore Technologies
  • Taxonomy
  • Whole genome sequencing
  • Yersinia canariae
  • Yersiniosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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