Genome sequences of Listeria monocytogenes strains J1816 and J1-220, associated with human outbreaks

J Bacteriol. 2011 Jul;193(13):3424-5. doi: 10.1128/JB.05048-11. Epub 2011 May 6.


Listeria monocytogenes has caused numerous human outbreaks. Here we report draft genomes of L. monocytogenes J1816 and J1-220, which belong to epidemic clones II and IV, respectively. Whole-genome sequence analysis of these strains provides a tool for studying the short-term evolution of these epidemic clones.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • DNA, Bacterial / chemistry*
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Humans
  • Listeria monocytogenes / genetics*
  • Listeria monocytogenes / isolation & purification
  • Listeriosis / microbiology
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA


  • DNA, Bacterial

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AFBU00000000
  • GENBANK/AFBV00000000