Genome Sequences of Listeria monocytogenes Strains with Resistance to Arsenic

Genome Announc. 2017 May 11;5(19):e00327-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00327-17.


Listeria monocytogenes frequently exhibits resistance to arsenic. We report here the draft genome sequences of eight genetically diverse arsenic-resistant L. monocytogenes strains from human listeriosis and food-associated environments. The availability of these genomes will help elucidate the role of heavy-metal resistance in the ecology of L. monocytogenes.