β-Hemolytic group C and group G streptococci (GCS-GGS; Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis ) emerged as human pathogens in the late 1970s. We report here the draft genome sequences of four genetically distinct human strains of GCS-GGS isolated between the 1960s and 1980s. Comparative analysis of these genomes may provide a deeper understanding of GCS-GGS genome and virulence evolution.
Evers, C., Patel, K., Petrosyan, V., Morrison, C., Varghese, V., Chu, R. A., … Kalia, A. (2015). Draft Genome Sequences of Four Genetically Distinct Human Isolates of Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis : TABLE 1 . Genome Announcements, 3(5). https://doi.org/10.1128/genomea.01139-15