Streptococcus zooepidemicus

Streptococcus zooepidemicus is the cause of Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) in horses.

Data Downloads

The Sanger Institute has completed the sequencing of and published the 2.15 Mb genome of S. zooepidemicus strain H70 in collaboration with Dr. Carl Robinson of the Animal Health Trust, and Dr. Duncan Maskell of the Centre for Veterinary Science, Dept. of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, The University of Cambridge.

Published Genome Data

The fully annotated genome has been deposited in the EMBL/GenBank databases with accession number FM204884.

Shotgun and assembly data from this project are available from our FTP site.


  • Genomic evidence for the evolution of Streptococcus equi: host restriction, increased virulence, and genetic exchange with human pathogens.

    Holden MT, Heather Z, Paillot R, Steward KF, Webb K, Ainslie F, Jourdan T, Bason NC, Holroyd NE, Mungall K, Quail MA, Sanders M, Simmonds M, Willey D, Brooks K, Aanensen DM, Spratt BG, Jolley KA, Maiden MC, Kehoe M, Chanter N, Bentley SD, Robinson C, Maskell DJ, Parkhill J and Waller AS

    PLoS pathogens 2009;5;3;e1000346

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

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