Journal article

Whole-Genome Sequencing of Salmonella Mississippi and Typhimurium Definitive Type 160 Australia and New Zealand

Laura Ford, Danielle Ingle, Kathryn Glass, Mark Veitch, Deborah A Williamson, Michelle Harlock, Joy Gregory, Russell Stafford, Nigel French, Samuel Bloomfield, Zoe Grange, Mary Lou Conway, Martyn D Kirk

Emerging Infectious Diseases | CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION | Published : 2019


We used phylogenomic and risk factor data on isolates of Salmonella enterica serovars Mississippi and Typhimurium definitive type 160 (DT160) collected from human, animal, and environmental sources to elucidate their epidemiology and disease reservoirs in Australia and New Zealand. Sequence data suggested wild birds as a likely reservoir for DT160; animal and environmental sources varied more for Salmonella Mississippi than for Salmonella Typhimurium. Australia and New Zealand isolates sat in distinct clades for both serovars; the median single-nucleotide polymorphism distance for DT160 was 29 (range 8-66) and for Salmonella Mississippi, 619 (range 565-737). Phylogenomic data identified plau..

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