Complete genome sequence of Clostridium perfringens, an anaerobic flesh-eater.

@article{Shimizu2002CompleteGS,
  title={Complete genome sequence of Clostridium perfringens, an anaerobic flesh-eater.},
  author={Tohru Shimizu and Kaori Ohtani and Hideki Hirakawa and Kenshiro Ohshima and Atsushi Yamashita and Tadayoshi Shiba and Naotake Ogasawara and Masahira Hattori and Satoru Kuhara and Hideo Hayashi},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2002},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={996-1001}
}
Clostridium perfringens is a Gram-positive anaerobic spore-forming bacterium that causes life-threatening gas gangrene and mild enterotoxaemia in humans, although it colonizes as normal intestinal flora of humans and animals. The organism is known to produce a variety of toxins and enzymes that are responsible for the severe myonecrotic lesions. Here we report the complete 3,031,430-bp sequence of C. perfringens strain 13 that comprises 2,660 protein coding regions and 10 rRNA genes, showing… CONTINUE READING
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