Nine Divergent Vibrio Genomes Announced

The Boucher Lab and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the US have deposited the whole-genomes of nine Vibrio species suggested to belong to a unique basal lineage of Vibrio cholerae, or a new closely related novel species to V. cholerae. The genome report, “Draft Genome Sequences of Nine Vibrio sp. Isolates from across the United States Closely Related to Vibrio cholerae” was published in Microbiology Resource Announcements today. These new genomes, based on molecular analyses, are at the cusp of the delineating species cutoffs.