Two new genomes were released today (well today my time, yesterday European time!) by the Göttingen Genomics Lab. They say:
We just released the 454 data of another two isolates from the German E. coli outbreak. You can find it on our website:
The link to the ftp server is ftp://188.8.131.52/
User name and password are ‘EAHEC_GOS’.
We just released the 454 assembly data of another two isolates (GOS1
and GOS2) from the German E. coli O104:H4 outbreak.
The shotgun libraries were sequenced on a GS FLX using Titanium
chemistry. 1.5 medium lanes of a Titanium picotiter plate was used for
each strain. Reads were assembled de novo using the Roche Newbler
assembly software 2.3.
We’ll submit the read data in the NCBI SRA as well.
There is also a new assembly from BGI which I’ve not looked at yet, go here to the github wiki to find out more.
I downloaded the first genome assembly (GOS1) but the second kept timing out, maybe they are a very popular download today! So here is the latest comparison of four available genomes from the outbreak, with their closest available reference sequences. This just illustrates what we knew from earlier analyses, and confirms that at least one of the newest genomes is pretty much the same as all the other outbreak genomes.