The genome of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, the causative agent of swine erysipelas, reveals new insights into the evolution of firmicutes and the organism's intracellular adaptations.

@article{Ogawa2011TheGO,
  title={The genome of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, the causative agent of swine erysipelas, reveals new insights into the evolution of firmicutes and the organism's intracellular adaptations.},
  author={Yohsuke Ogawa and Tadasuke Ooka and Fang Shi and Yoshitoshi Ogura and Keisuke Nakayama and Tetsuya Hayashi and Y. Shimoji},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2011},
  volume={193 12},
  pages={2959-71}
}
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is a Gram-positive bacterium that represents a new class, Erysipelotrichia, in the phylum Firmicutes. The organism is a facultative intracellular pathogen that causes swine erysipelas, as well as a variety of diseases in many animals. Here, we report the first complete genome sequence analysis of a member of the class… CONTINUE READING