J Genomics 2017; 5:68-70. doi:10.7150/jgen.19297 This volume

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Draft Genome Sequence of a Virulent Strain of Pasteurella Multocida Isolated From Alpaca

Raquel Enma Hurtado1, Flavia Aburjaile2, Diego Mariano2, Marcus Vinicius Canário2, Leandro Benevides2, Daniel Antonio Fernandez1, Nataly Olivia Allasi1, Rocio Rimac1, Julio Eduardo Juscamayta1, Jorge Enrique Maximiliano1, Raul Hector Rosadio1, Vasco Azevedo2, Lenin Maturrano1✉

1. Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Veterinary Medicine Faculty, San Marcos University, Lima, Peru;
2. Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Genetics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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Hurtado RE, Aburjaile F, Mariano D, Canário MV, Benevides L, Fernandez DA, Allasi NO, Rimac R, Juscamayta JE, Maximiliano JE, Rosadio RH, Azevedo V, Maturrano L. Draft Genome Sequence of a Virulent Strain of Pasteurella Multocida Isolated From Alpaca. J Genomics 2017; 5:68-70. doi:10.7150/jgen.19297. Available from https://www.jgenomics.com/v05p0068.htm

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Pasteurella multocida is one of the most frequently isolated bacteria in acute pneumonia cases, being responsible for high mortality rates in Peruvian young alpacas, with consequent social and economic costs. Here we report the genome sequence of P. multocida strain UNMSM, isolated from the lung of an alpaca diagnosed with pneumonia, in Peru. The genome consists of 2,439,814 base pairs assembled into 82 contigs and 2,252 protein encoding genes, revealing the presence of known virulence-associated genes (ompH, ompA, tonB, tbpA, nanA, nanB, nanH, sodA, sodC, plpB and toxA). Further analysis could provide insights about bacterial pathogenesis and control strategies of this disease in Peruvian alpacas.

Keywords: Alpaca, genome, pasteurellosis, pneumonia.