Journal article

Campylobacter jejuni ST50, a pathogen of global importance: A comparative genomic analysis of isolates from Australia, Europe and North America

Rhiannon L Wallace, Danielle M Cribb, Dieter M Bulach, Danielle J Ingle, Katrine G Joensen, Eva Moller Nielsen, Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon, Kerstin Stingl, Martyn D Kirk



Campylobacter jejuni is the leading cause of bacterial gastroenteritis globally, and infections are often transmitted through consumption of raw or undercooked poultry. Campylobacter jejuni ST50 is among the top ten sequence types (STs) reported in the collected isolates listed at PubMLST records from poultry, food and clinical sources for Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America. This study was designed to determine the most commonly reported C. jejuni STs globally using the PubMLST database and assess similarities between genomes of C. jejuni ST50 isolates from geographically distinct locations. To gain a better understanding of C. jejuni diversity, we compared draft genome s..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

Food Standards Australia New Zealand; National Health and Medical Research Council, Grant/Award Number: GNT1116294; Agrifutures Australia; ACT Health; Department of Health, Queensland; Department of Health, Australian Government; New South Wales Food Authority