Citrobacter freundii

The Sanger Institute has been funded by the Wellcome Trust to sequence the genome of Citrobacter freundii ballerup 7851.

Data Downloads

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The DNA sequence of Citrobacter freundii ballerup 7851 was obtained by 454 FLX pyrosequencing, assembled using the 454/Roche Newbler assembly program.

Published Genome Data

357 contigs (N50 contig size 60,237 bp) were obtained from 410,057 sequence reads with an average read length of 177 bp, to give a total sequence length of 4,904,659 bp. The data are available in the European Nucleotide Archive with accession ERA000106.


  • The Citrobacter rodentium genome sequence reveals convergent evolution with human pathogenic Escherichia coli.

    Petty NK, Bulgin R, Crepin VF, Cerdeño-Tárraga AM, Schroeder GN, Quail MA, Lennard N, Corton C, Barron A, Clark L, Toribio AL, Parkhill J, Dougan G, Frankel G and Thomson NR

    Journal of bacteriology 2010;192;2;525-38

Data Use Statement

This sequencing centre plans on publishing the completed and annotated sequences in a peer-reviewed journal as soon as possible. Permission of the principal investigator should be obtained before publishing analyses of the sequence/open reading frames/genes on a chromosome or genome scale. See our data sharing policy.

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