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Streptococcus suis is an important porcine and zoonotic pathogen for which there is no effective cross-protective vaccine. S. suis is the cause of significant economic losses to the pig production industry worldwide, and there is a need for alternative strategies to prevent colonization and invasive disease, especially in young pigs. We have explored the microbiota of healthy piglets with the aim to find commensal bacteria that can specifically kill or inhibit the growth of S. suis. Here we describe the identification and characterization of a commensal Rothia nasimurium strain from the porcine palatine tonsil that effectively inhibits a wide range of S. suis strains in vitro.
|Date made available||3 Sep 2016|
Draft genome sequence of a porcine commensal, Rothia nasimurium, encoding a nonribosomal peptide synthetase predicted to produce the ionophore antibiotic valinomycinGaiser, R. A., Medema, M. H., Kleerebezem, M., van Baarlen, P. & Wells, J. M., 2017, In : Genome Announcements. 5, 22, 2 p., e00453-17.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-review
Gaiser, R. A. (Creator), Medema, M. H. (Creator), Kleerebezem, M. (Creator), van Baarlen, P. (Creator), Wells, J. M. (Creator) (3 Sep 2016). Rothia nasimurium strain:PT-32 Genome sequencing and assembly. Wageningen University.