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Ag Data Commons migration begins October 18, 2023

The Ag Data Commons is migrating to a new platform – an institutional portal on Figshare. Starting October 18 the current system will be available for search and download only. Submissions will resume after the launch of our portal on Figshare in November. Stay tuned for details!

Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) data for third generation cephalosporin resistant E. coli and extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae from feedlot cattle

    The data presents the antimicrobial susceptibility testing results in three separate files: 1) third generation cephalosporin resistant E. coli isolates obtained on cefotaxime supplemented media; 2) extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing E. coli, and 3) ESBL-producing Klebsiella, Enterobacter and Citrobacter species obtained on chromogenic media. The data was generated as part of a research project that evaluated the impact of tylosin supplementation of feedlot cattle on the dynamics of antimicrobial resistant fecal bacteria. The study was a longitudinal design with periodic sampling of fecal samples from individual animals over the entire feeding period.

    Data from: Temporal and agricultural factors influence E. coli survival in soil and transfer to cucumbers

      Data from the current study were collected to examine the survival of non-pathogenic Escherichia coli and transfer to cucumbers grown in same field in two separate years. Soil moisture, total nitrogen, nitrate, total carbon, soluble carbon, soluble solids, rainfall, soil temperature and air temperature, along with the number of days needed for E. coli to decline by 4 log CFU/gdw, were included in random forest models used to a) predict 4-log declines of E. coli inoculated to soils and b) transfer of E. coli to cucumbers from soils with different biological soil amendments.

      Data from: Comparative analysis of genome sequences from four strains of the Buchnera aphidicola Mp endosymbiont of the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae

        Myzus persicae, the green peach aphid, is a polyphagous herbivore that feeds on hundreds of species of mostly dicot crop plants. Like other phloem-feeding aphids, M. persicae rely on the endosymbiotic bacterium, Buchnera aphidicola (Buchnera Mp), for biosynthesis of essential amino acids and other nutrients that are not sufficiently abundant in their phloem sap diet. To determine whether the endosymbiotic bacteria of M. persicae could play a role in tobacco adaptation, the Buchnera Mp genomes from two tobacco-adapted and two non-tobacco M. persicae lineages are sequenced.

        IncA-C Alignment

          IncA/C plasmids are a class of plasmids from Enterobacteraciae that are relatively large (49 to >180 kbp), are readily transferred by conjugation, and carry multiple antimicrobial resistance genes. Reconstruction of the phylogeny of these plasmids has been difficult because of the high rate of remodeling by recombination-mediated horizontal gene transfer (HGT). We hypothesized that evaluation of nucleotide polymorphisms relative to the rate of HGT would help to develop a clock to show if anthropic practices have had significant influences on the lineages of the plasmid. A system was developed to rapidly sequence up to 191 known open27 reading-frames from each of 39 recently isolated IncA/C plasmids from a diverse panel of Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli. With these data plus sequences from Genbank we were able to distinguish six distinct lineages that had extremely low numbers of polymorphisms within each lineage, especially among the largest group designated as Lineage 1. Two regions, each about half the plasmid in size, could be distinguished with a separate lineal pattern. The distribution of Lineage 1 showed that it has migrated extremely rapidly with fewer polymorphisms than can be expected in two-thousand years. Remodeling by frequent HGT was evident with a pattern that appeared to have the highest rate just upstream of the putative conjugation origin of transfer (ori-T). It seems likely that when an IncA/C plasmid is transferred also adjacent to a multiple antimicrobial resistance gene cassette.