Complete genome sequence of the commensal Enterococcus faecalis 62, isolated from a healthy Norwegian infant

J Bacteriol. 2011 May;193(9):2377-8. doi: 10.1128/JB.00183-11. Epub 2011 Mar 11.


The genome of Enterococcus faecalis 62, a commensal isolate from a healthy Norwegian infant, revealed multiple adaptive traits to the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) environment and the milk-containing diet of breast-fed infants. Adaptation to a commensal existence was emphasized by lactose and other carbohydrate metabolism genes within genomic islands, accompanied by the absence of virulence traits.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Enterococcus faecalis / classification*
  • Enterococcus faecalis / genetics*
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Norway

Associated data

  • GENBANK/CP002491
  • GENBANK/CP002492
  • GENBANK/CP002493
  • GENBANK/CP002494
  • GENBANK/CP002495