Genome-wide analysis of oceanimonas sp. GK1 isolated from gavkhouni wetland (Iran) demonstrates presence of genes for virulence and pathogenicity

Laleh Parsa Yeganeh, Reza Azarbaijani, Hossein Mousavi, Seyed Abolhassan Shahzadeh Fazeli, Mohammad Ali Amoozgar, Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Objective

The bacterium Oceanimonas sp. (O. sp.) GK1 is a member of the Aeromonadaceae family and its genome represents several virulence genes involved in fish and human pathogenicity. In this original research study we aimed to identify and characterize the putative virulence factors and pathogenicity of this halotolerant marine bacterium using genome wide analysis.

Materials and Methods

The genome data of O. sp. GK1 was obtained from NCBI. Comparative genomic study was done using MetaCyc database.

Results

Whole genome data analysis of the O. sp. GK1 revealed that the bacterium possesses some important virulence genes (e.g. ZOT, RTX toxin, thermostable hemolysin, lateral flagella and type IV pili) which have been implicated in adhesion and biofilm formation and infection in some other pathogenic bacteria.

Conclusion

This is the first report of the putative pathogenicity of O. sp.GK1. The genome wide analysis of the bacterium demonstrates the presence of virulence genes causing infectious diseases in many warm-and cold-blooded animals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-460
Number of pages10
JournalCell Journal
Volume17
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Pathogenicity
  • Virulence Factors
  • Halotolerant

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