Genomic data from Escherichia coli O104:H4 isolate TY-2482

D Li, F Xi, M Zhao, W Chen, S Cao, R Xu, G Wang, J Wang, Z Zhang, Y Li, C Cui, C Chang, C Cui, Y Luo, J Qin, S Li, J Li, Y Peng, F Pu, Y Sun, Y Chen, Y Zong, X Ma, X Yang, Z Cen … & The Escherichia Coli O104:H4 TY-2482 Isolate Genome Sequencing Consortium
The May 2011 outbreak of an E. coli infection in Europe resulted in serious concerns about the potential appearance of a new deadly strain of bacteria, Escherichia coli O104:H4 TY-2482. In response to this situation, and immediately after the reports of deaths, the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf and BGI-Shenzhen worked together to sequence the bacterium and assess its human health risk. The bacterium’s genome was first sequenced using Life Technologies; Ion Torrent sequencing platform. According...