Complete genome sequence of Salmonella enterica serovar pullorum RKS5078

J Bacteriol. 2012 Feb;194(3):744. doi: 10.1128/JB.06507-11.


Salmonella enterica serovar Pullorum is a chicken-adapted pathogen, causing pullorum disease. Its strict host adaptation has been suspected to result in gene decay. To validate this hypothesis and identify the decayed genes, we sequenced the complete genome of S. Pullorum RKS5078. We found 263 pseudogenes in this strain and conducted functional analyses of the decayed genes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacterial Proteins / genetics
  • Base Sequence
  • Chickens
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Poultry Diseases / microbiology*
  • Salmonella Infections, Animal / microbiology*
  • Salmonella enterica / genetics*
  • Salmonella enterica / isolation & purification


  • Bacterial Proteins

Associated data

  • GENBANK/CP003047