Clostridium sordellii

Clostridium sordellii is a gram-positive, spore forming anaerobic bacterium associated with rare but severe infections of both humans and animals.

We have completed the sequencing, assembly and annotation of 44 diverse strains of Clostridium sordellii. All are isolated from incidences of clinical or veterinary disease and are from diverse geographical sources- see table below. This work was carried out in collaboration with Professor Neil Fairweather of Imperial College London. An Optical Map was generated for strain ATCC9714 here at the WTSI to improve and validate the initial genome assembly in addition to isolating plasmid sequence.




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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.

Sequencing enquiries

Please address all sequencing enquiries to: