Genome Sequences of Three hpAfrica2 Strains of Helicobacter pylori

Genome Announc. 2013 Sep 26;1(5):e00729-13. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00729-13.


We present the genome sequences of three hpAfrica2 strains of Helicobacter pylori, which are postulated to have evolved in isolation for many millennia in people of San ethnicity. Although previously considered to be ancestral to Helicobacter acinonychis, the hpAfrica2 strains differ markedly from H. acinonychis in their gene arrangement. These data provide new insights into Helicobacter evolution.