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Whole-Genome Sequences of Four Strains Closely Related to Members of the Mycobacterium chelonae Group, Isolated from Biofilms in a Drinking Water Distribution System Simulator
Gomez-Alvarez, V. AND R. Revetta. Whole-Genome Sequences of Four Strains Closely Related to Members of the Mycobacterium chelonae Group, Isolated from Biofilms in a Drinking Water Distribution System Simulator. Genome Announcements. American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC, 4(1):01539-15, (2016).
The purpose of this research was to add to our knowledge of chlorine and chloramine disinfectants with regards to effects on the microbial communities in drinking water distribution systems. A whole metagenome-based approach using sophisticated molecular tools (e.g., next generation sequencing) was used to assess the microbial composition and the metabolic potential in these communities. In addition, this research produced insights on the importance of certain operational parameters in biofilm-related research.
We report the draft genome sequences of four Mycobacterium chelonae group strains from biofilms obtained after a ‘chlorine burn’ in a chloraminated drinking water distribution system simulator. These opportunistic pathogens have been detected in drinking and hospital water distribution systems, where biofilms have been recognized as an important factor for their persistence.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION
MICROBIAL CONTAMINANTS CONTROL BRANCH