Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhi str. CT18

Names Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhi str. CT18
Accession numbers NC_003198, NC_003384, NC_003385
Background Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhi. This serovar is a human-specific organism that causes the life-threatening illness Typhoid fever which is acquired by coming into contact with contaminated food or water. Annually, 17 million people are infected, with 600,000 fatalities, mostly in developing countries. It contains multiple fimbrial operons that may be used to create extracellular appendages for attachment and entry into host intestinal epithelial cells. Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhi strain CT18. This strain is a multidrug resistant strain of Salmonella typhi. It contains a large number of pseudogenes as compared to related organisms. CT18 also has two plasmids, pHCM1 and pHCM2, which mediate drug resistance and may also encode virulence functions. (NCBI BioProject: bp_list[1])
Strain CT18
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (07-OCT-2001) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
(25-OCT-2001) sequencing team, Sanger Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus,
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site 1940s by Lilleengen
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 3
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
Mobility Yes
Flagellar presence NA
Number of membranes NA
Oxygen requirements Facultative
Optimal temperature 37.0
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat HostAssociated
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name Homo sapiens
Cell arrangement Pairs, Singles
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism NA
Energy source Chemoorganotroph
Diseases Typhoid fever
Pathogenicity Yes