This report presents genomic data on sequence reads and draft
genomes of Bacillus anthracis isolates from anthrax outbreaks in
animals in an endemic region of South Africa as well as genotyping
of the strains using canonical single nucleotide polymorphisms
(canSNPs). It is derived from an article entitle “Phylogenomic
structure of B. anthracis strains in the Northern Cape Province,
South Africa revealed novel single nucleotide polymorphisms”.
Whole genome sequencing (WGS) of twenty-three B. anthracis
strains isolated during 1998 and 2009 anthrax outbreaks in the
Northern Cape Province (NCP), as well as a strain from Botswana
(6102_6B) and one from Namibia-South Africa transfrontier conservation
area (Sendlingsdrift, 6461_SP2) were obtained using
both the HiSeq 2500 and MiSeq Illumina platforms. Mismatch
amplification mutation assay (melt-MAMA) qPCR were used to
identify the canSNP genotypes within the global population of B.
anthracis. DNA sequencing data is available at NCBI Sequence Read
Archive and GenBank database under accession N0. PRJNA580142 and PRJNA510736 respectively. A phylogenetic tree and CanSNP
typing profiles of the isolates are presented within this article.