Rapid Nanopore Whole-Genome Sequencing for Anthrax Emergency Preparedness


Researchers completed Bacillus anthracis nanopore whole-genome sequencing from a human anthrax isolate hours after receipt. The de novo assembled genome showed no evidence of known antimicrobial resistance genes or introduced plasmid(s). Same-day genomic characterization enhances public health emergency response.

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Heather P. McLaughlinComments to Author , Julia V. Bugrysheva, Andrew B. Conley

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Emerging Infectious Diseases

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