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Genome Announc. 2013 Sep 26;1(5). pii: e00782-13. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00782-13.

Draft Genome Sequence of the Earliest Cronobacter sakazakii Sequence Type 4 Strain, NCIMB 8272.

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Pathogen Research Group, School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, United Kingdom.


The Cronobacter sakazakii clonal lineage defined as sequence type 4 (ST4) is associated with severe cases of neonatal meningitis and persistence in powdered infant formula. For genome sequencing of the earliest deposited culture collection strain of Cronobacter sakazakii ST4, we used the strain NCIMB 8272, originally isolated from milk powder in 1950.

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