Complete genome sequence of the neonatal-meningitis-associated Escherichia coli strain CE10

J Bacteriol. 2011 Dec;193(24):7005. doi: 10.1128/JB.06284-11.


Neonatal bacterial meningitis continues to be an important cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Escherichia coli possessing the K1 capsular polysaccharide is the most common Gram-negative pathogen causing neonatal meningitis. Here we present the complete genome sequence of neonatal meningitis-associated E. coli strain CE10, a unique K1 strain with a functional type III secretion system. Functional analysis of the genome should enhance our knowledge of the pathogenesis of neonatal E. coli K1 meningitis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Escherichia coli / genetics*
  • Escherichia coli / isolation & purification
  • Escherichia coli Proteins / genetics
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Meningitis, Escherichia coli / microbiology*
  • Molecular Sequence Data


  • Escherichia coli Proteins

Associated data

  • GENBANK/CP003034
  • GENBANK/CP003038