Genomics of an emerging clone of Salmonella serovar Typhimurium ST313 from Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon, Carsten Friis Rundsten, Ea Zankari, Christina Aaby Svendsen, Lance B Price, Maral Rahmani, Ana Herrero Fresno, Kayode Fashae, Olivier Vandenberg, Frank Møller Aarestrup, Rene S. Hendriksen

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We showed in a limited number of isolates that S. Typhimurium ST313 is a prevalent sequence-type causing gastrointestinal diseases and septicemia in patients from Nigeria and DRC. We found three distinct phylogenetic clusters based on the origin of isolation suggesting some spatial evolution. Comparative genomics showed an interesting putative virulence fragment (ST313-TD) unique to S. Typhimurium ST313 and invasive S. Dublin.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Infection in Developing Countries
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)696-706
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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