Pneumococcal serotype 1 genome announcement out at Microbiology Resource Announcements

04 Oct 2021

Congratulations to MPRU PhD student Modupeh Betts and co-authors on their recent genome announcement at Microbiology Resource Announcements! Using short- and long-read sequencing techniques, the complete genome sequence of BVJ1JL, a serotype 1 Streptococcus pneumoniae strain was assembled and annotated. Serotype 1 strains are common causes of cyclical pneumococcal epidemics in the African meningitis belt. This genome assembly will facilitate further study of serotype 1 strains circulating in sub-Saharan Africa. Please find the full announcement and links to the data at the publisher's site.