Journal article

Complete microbial genomes for public health in Australia and the Southwest Pacific

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



Complete genomes of microbial pathogens are essential for the phylogenomic analyses that increasingly underpin core public health laboratory activities. Here, we announce a BioProject (PRJNA556438) dedicated to sharing complete genomes chosen to represent a range of pathogenic bacteria with regional importance to Australia and the Southwest Pacific; enriching the catalogue of globally available complete genomes for public health while providing valuable strains to regional public health microbiology laboratories. In this first step, we present 26 complete high-quality bacterial genomes. Additionally, we describe here a framework for reconstructing complete microbial genomes and highlight som..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by a grant from the Department of Health of the Australian Federal Government to the Communicable Diseases Genomics Network (CDGN).