Complete genome sequence of the avian pathogenic Escherichia coli strain APEC O78

Genome Announc. 2013 Mar 21;1(2):e0002613. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00026-13.


Colibacillosis, caused by avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC), is a significant disease, causing extensive animal and financial losses globally. Because of the significance of this disease, more knowledge is needed regarding APEC's mechanisms of virulence. Here, we present the fully closed genome sequence of a typical avian pathogenic E. coli strain belonging to the serogroup O78.