Draft genome sequence of a nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae strain used in the study of human respiratory infection
journal contributionposted on 20.04.2021, 06:38 by Rajendra KC, Ronan O'Toole
Abstract Objectives Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is an important human respiratory bacterium that can cause a range of diseases including sinusitis, otitis media, conjunctivitis, pneumonia as well as acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A number of studies have used NTHi clinical isolate RHH-3 as a laboratory strain for experimentation examining the effect of cigarette smoke and more recently, biomass smoke, on the susceptibility and response of cells lining the respiratory tract to infection. Therefore, definition of the genome content of RHH-3 is required to fully elucidate human-NTHi interactions associated with initial infection and subsequent development of respiratory disease. Data description Here, we present the draft genome sequence of NTHi RHH-3 collected from the sputum of a patient at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania, Australia. The assembled genome size was 1,839,376 bp consisting of 61 contigs (> 500 bp), with a G+C content of 38.1%. This draft genome data can be accessed at DDBJ/ENA/GenBank under the accession number JADPRR000000000.