Complete genome sequence of the universal killer Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium UK-1 (ATCC 68169)

J Bacteriol. 2011 Aug;193(15):4035-6. doi: 10.1128/JB.05224-11. Epub 2011 May 27.


The Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium strain UK-1 exhibits the highest invasion and virulence attributes among the most frequently studied strains. S. Typhimurium UK-1 has been used as the foundation for developing recombinant vaccines and has been used extensively on virulence and colonization studies in chickens and mice. We describe here the complete genome sequence of S. Typhimurium UK-1. Comparative genomics of Salmonella Typhimurium will provide insight into factors that determine virulence and invasion.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Cattle
  • Chickens
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Horses
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Salmonella Infections / microbiology
  • Salmonella Infections, Animal / microbiology
  • Salmonella typhimurium / genetics*
  • Salmonella typhimurium / isolation & purification
  • Salmonella typhimurium / pathogenicity
  • Swine
  • Virulence

Associated data

  • GENBANK/CP002615