The draft genome sequences of two strains of Escherichia coli, isolated from alpacas in Peru, are reported here. ECA1 has been determined to be a strain of enterohemorrhagic E. coli and ECB1 a strain of enteropathogenic E. coli. These pathogens are responsible for hemolytic-uremic syndrome in humans and diarrhea in different mammals, respectively.
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This study was supported by “Generación Científica-Becas Nacionales-Fortalecimiento de Programas de Doctorado en Universidades Peruanas” grant no. 215-2014-FONDECYT and by the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONCYTEC).
© 2018 Maturrano et al.