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MEM INST OSWALDO CRUZ, RIO DE JANEIRO, 112(12) December 2017
PAGES: 857-859 DOI: 10.1590/0074-02760170132 Genome announcement and Highlights
Draft genome of the emerging pathogen, Kocuria marina, isolated from a wild urban rat

Shih Keng Loong1, Kim-Kee Tan1,2, Nurhafiza Zainal1,2, Wai Hong Phoon1,2, Siti Nursheena Mohd Zain3, Sazaly AbuBakar1,2+

1University of Malaya, Faculty of Medicine, Tropical Infectious Diseases Research & Education Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2University of Malaya, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3University of Malaya, Faculty of Science, Institute of Biological Sciences, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Abstract

Kocuria marina has recently emerged as a cause for catheter-related bloodstream infections in patients with underlying health complications. One K. marina strain was recently isolated from the lung tissues of a wild urban rat (Rattus rattus diardii) caught during rodent surveillance. Here, we present the draft genome of the first K. marina animal isolate, K. marina TRE150902.

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Financial support: University of Malaya Research Grant (RP016C-14AFR), High Impact Research-Ministry of Higher Education Grant (E000013-20001).
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Received 2 April 2017
Accepted 8 June 2017