Complete Genome Sequences of Two Helicobacter pylori Strains from a Canadian Arctic Aboriginal Community

Genome Announc. 2015 Apr 16;3(2):e00209-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00209-15.


We report here the complete genome sequences of two Amerind Helicobacter pylori strains from Aklavik, Northwest Territories, Canada. One strain contains extra iron-cofactored urease genes and ~140 rearrangements in its chromosome relative to other described strains (typically differing from one another by <10 rearrangements), suggesting that it represents a novel lineage of H. pylori.