The Shigella bacterium is one of the most significant causes of waterborne and foodborne bacterial dysentery. A lytic bacteriophage infecting Shigella flexneri was isolated from wastewater in Japan. We report here the complete genome sequence of this bacteriophage, revealing that it belongs to the Myoviridae family and possesses linear genomic DNA.
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We thank Reiko Hirano at Hokkaido University for her technical assistance. This work was partly supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) through a Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory) (17K1889507). This work was done using computing resources at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute.
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