Draft genome sequence of Turicella otitidis ATCC 51513, isolated from middle ear fluid from a child with otitis media

J Bacteriol. 2012 Nov;194(21):5968-9. doi: 10.1128/JB.01412-12.

Abstract

Turicella otitidis is an unusual corynebacterium with a controversial role in otitis media in children. Metabolic capabilities deduced from the draft genome indicate its adaptation to habitats on the human skin and in the intestine. The lack of candidate virulence factors implies that T. otitidis has a low pathogenic potential.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Actinobacteria / genetics*
  • Actinobacteria / isolation & purification
  • Actinobacteria / metabolism
  • Actinobacteria / pathogenicity
  • Child
  • DNA, Bacterial / chemistry*
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Ear, Middle / microbiology
  • Exudates and Transudates / microbiology
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Humans
  • Metabolic Networks and Pathways / genetics
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Otitis Media / microbiology
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA*
  • Virulence
  • Virulence Factors / genetics

Substances

  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Virulence Factors

Associated data

  • GENBANK/HF541865
  • GENBANK/HF541866
  • GENBANK/HF541867
  • GENBANK/HF541868
  • GENBANK/HF541869