Genome Sequences of Listeria monocytogenes Strains with Resistance to Arsenic

Vikrant Dutta, Sangmi Lee, Todd J Ward, Nathane Orwig, Eric Altermann, Dereje D Jima, Cameron Parsons, Sophia Kathariou
Genome Announcements 2017 May 11, 5 (19)
Listeria monocytogenes frequently exhibits resistance to arsenic. We report here the draft genome sequences of eight genetically diverse arsenic-resistant L. monocytogenes strains from human listeriosis and food-associated environments. The availability of these genomes will help elucidate the role of heavy-metal resistance in the ecology of L. monocytogenes.

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