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More Genomes Sequenced by 100K Genome Project

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The 100K Genome Project announced on Monday that 20 newly completed genome sequences of food-borne, disease-causing microorganisms has been added to its public database at the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

In total, 30 genomic sequences have been completed by the project, whose goal is to sequence the genomes of 100,000 bacterial and viral genomes as part of an effort to accelerate the diagnosis and treatment of food-borne diseases and limit the duration and spread of such outbreaks, 100K Genome Project said.

A complete list of the genomes which have been sequenced as part of the project is available here.

The new sequences include several isolates of Salmonella, Listeria, Campylobacter, and Vibrio. Also included are the full characterizations of their epigenomes.

"These finished genome sequences represent the highest quality standard, with each strain closed in a single bacterial chromosome and their associated mobile DNA," Bart Weimer, director of the 100K Genome Project, said in a statement. "They also contain complete associated phage or plasmid elements, which are critical for understanding pathogenicity, drug resistance, and other biologically important trains that are linked to survival."