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Enterococcus faecium, traditionally considered a harmless gut commensal, is emerging as an important nosocomial pathogen showing increasing rates of multidrug resistance. We report the draft genome sequence of E. faecium strain LMG 8148, isolated in 1968 from a human in Gothenburg, Sweden. The draft genome has a total length of 2,697,490 bp, a GC-content of 38.3 %, and 2,402 predicted protein-coding sequences. The isolation of this strain predates the emergence of E. faecium as a nosocomial pathogen. Consequently, its genome can be useful in comparative genomic studies investigating the evolution of E. faecium as a pathogen.
Michiels, J. E., Van den Bergh, B., Fauvart, M., & Michiels, J. (2016). Draft genome sequence of Enterococcus faecium strain LMG 8148. Standards in Genomic Sciences, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40793-016-0187-1