Septins are GTPases that form filaments in fungi and animals. In addition to their original role in cell division, septins have been shown to have roles in coordinating nuclear division, membrane trafficking and organizing the cytoskeleton. Many recent studies have examined subcellular localization of septins in a wide range of fungi and animals. Septin… (More)
Aspergillus fumigatus is a life-threatening and increasingly frequent pathogen of the immunocompromised. Like other filamentous fungi A. fumigatus grows in a highly polar manner, adding new cell wall to the apical region of hyphae. mAbs were raised against isolated A. fumigatus cell walls. Fifteen antibodies bound reproducibly to isolated cell walls in… (More)
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is an important food-borne pathogen. Here, we report the draft whole-genome sequences of nine STEC strains isolated from clinical cases in the United States. This is the first report of such information for STEC of serotypes O69, H11, O145:H25, O118:H16, O91:H21, O146:H21, O45:H2, O128:H2, and O121:H19.
BACKGROUND Septins, novel cytoskeletal proteins, form rings at the bases of emerging round buds in yeasts and at the bases of emerging elongated hyphal initials in filamentous fungi. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS When introduced into the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the septin AspC from the filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans induced highly… (More)
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is an important foodborne pathogen capable of causing severe disease in humans. Rapid and accurate identification and characterization techniques are essential during outbreak investigations. Current methods for characterization of STEC are expensive and time-consuming. With the advent of rapid and cheap whole… (More)
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is a foodborne pathogen. We report here the high-quality draft whole-genome sequences of five STEC strains isolated from clinical cases in the United States. This report is for STEC of serotypes O55:H7, O79:H7, O91:H14, O153:H2, and O156:H25.
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is an important foodborne pathogen. Here, we report complete whole-genome sequences for two STEC strains of serotypes O119:H4 and O165:H25 isolated from clinical cases in the United States.
Campylobacter lari is frequently isolated from shore birds and can cause illness in humans. Here, we report the draft whole-genome sequence of a urease-positive strain of C. lari that was isolated in estuarial water on the coast of Delaware, USA.