Reannotation of Yersinia pestis Strain 91001 Based on Omics Data.


Yersinia pestis is among the most dangerous human pathogens, and systematic research of this pathogen is important in bacterial pathogenomics research. To fully interpret the biological functions, physiological characteristics, and pathogenesis of Y. pestis, a comprehensive annotation of its entire genome is necessary. The emergence of omics-based research has brought new opportunities to better annotate the genome of this pathogen. Here, the complete genome of Y. pestis strain 91001 was reannotated using genomics and proteogenomics data. One hundred and thirty-seven unreliable coding sequences were removed, and 41 homologous genes were relocated with their translational initiation sites, while the functions of seven pseudogenes and 392 hypothetical genes were revised. Moreover, annotations of noncoding RNAs, repeat sequences, and transposable elements have also been incorporated. The reannotated results are freely available at

DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0215

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@article{Mao2016ReannotationOY, title={Reannotation of Yersinia pestis Strain 91001 Based on Omics Data.}, author={Yiqing Mao and Xianwei Yang and Yang Liu and Yanfeng Yan and Zongmin Du and Yanping Han and Yajun Song and Lei Zhou and Yujun Cui and Ruifu Yang}, journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene}, year={2016}, volume={95 3}, pages={562-70} }