Streptococcus suis ST3

Names Streptococcus suis ST3
Accession numbers NC_015433
Background Streptococci are non-motile, Gram-positive cocci with widely varying pathogenic potential that occur in pairs or chains. Streptococcus suis is a major porcine pathogen in many countries. It causes serious zoonotic diseases (diseases which can be transmitted naturally between animals and humans) such as meningitis, septicaemia, endocarditis, arthritis, and septic shock in both pigs and human beings, and mortality is high. There are 35 serotypes of S.suis, of which serotype SS2 is the most prevalent. Human infection is almost always associated with exposure to pigs or their food products. Infection is rare in Europe and N. America, while infections rates with S. suis are greater in S.E. Asia and China. Meningitis is the most common presentation in humans, but septicemia and endocarditis are also seen. S. suis strain P1/7 was isolated by blood culture from a pig dying with meningitis and is ST1 by MLST. It is resistant to gentamycin, streptomycin, neomycin, nalidixic acid, and sulfamethoxazole, and sensitive to penicillin, ampicillin, cephalotin, erythromycin, tulathromycin, clarythromycin, linco lincomycin, clindamycin, pirlimicin, tetracycline, trimethoprim-sulfa, ciprofloxacin, and chloramphenicol. It is not known if it is pathogenic for humans (adapted from PubMed 19603075). (EBI Integr8)
Strain ST3
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (01-APR-2011) Division of Animal Infectious Disease, State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, Huazhong
(22-APR-2011) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site NA
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Positive
Shape Cocci
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 1
Oxygen requirements Facultative
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat HostAssociated
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name Homo sapiens, Sus scrofa
Cell arrangement Chains, Pairs
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity Yes