Journal article

Complete microbial genomes for public health in Australia and Southwest Pacific

Sarah Baines, Anders Gonçalves da Silva, Glen Carter, Amy Jennison, Irani Rathnayake, Rikki Graham, Vitali Sintchenko, Qinning Wang, Rebecca Rockett, Verlaine Timms, Elena Martinez, Susan Ballard, Takehiro Tomita, Nicole Isles, Kristy Horan, William Pitchers, Timothy Stinear, Deborah Williamson, Benjamin Howden, Torsten Seemann Show all

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory | Published : 2019

Abstract

Abstract Complete genomes of microbial pathogens are essential for the phylogenomic analyses that increasingly underpin core public health lab activities. Here, we present complete genomes of pathogen strains of regional importance to the Southwest Pacific and Australia. These enrich the catalogue of globally available complete genomes for public health while providing valuable strains to regional public health labs. Announcement Whole-genome sequence (WGS) data is increasingly important in public health microbiology (1–4). The data can be used to replicate many of the basic bacterial sub-typing approaches, as well as support epidemiological investigations, such as surveillance and outbreak ..

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