Complete Genome Sequence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Phage UAE_MI-01, Isolated from Bird Feces

Microbiol Resour Announc. 2021 Jul 15;10(28):e0034821. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00348-21. Epub 2021 Jul 15.

Abstract

Bacteriophage UAE_MI-01 is an Escherichia coli O157:H7 phage that was isolated from the feces of wild pigeons (Columba livia domestica) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. All previously reported E. coli O157:H7 phages were isolated from ruminants. Here, we report the genetic features of this phage based on its complete genome sequence. UAE_MI-01 has the potential to be used as a therapeutic agent and as an industrial food preservative.