Yersinia canariae sp. nov., isolated from a human yersiniosis case

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2020 Apr;70(4):2382-2387. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004047. Epub 2020 Mar 11.


A Gram-negative rod from the Yersinia genus was isolated from a clinical case of yersiniosis in the United Kingdom. Long read sequencing data from an Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) MinION in conjunction with Illumina HiSeq reads were used to generate a finished quality genome of this strain. Overall Genome Related Index (OGRI) of the strain was used to determine that it was a novel species within Yersinia, despite biochemical similarities to Yersinia enterocolitica. The 16S ribosomal RNA gene accessions are MN434982-MN434987 and the accession number for the complete and closed chromosome is CP043727. The type strain is SRR7544370T (=NCTC 14382T/=LMG 31573T).

Keywords: MinION; Oxford Nanopore Technologies; Yersinia canariae; taxonomy; whole genome sequencing; yersiniosis.

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Base Composition
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Genome, Bacterial
  • Humans
  • Phylogeny*
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Spain
  • Travel
  • United Kingdom
  • Yersinia / classification*
  • Yersinia / isolation & purification
  • Yersinia Infections / microbiology*


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S