Complete genome sequence of acidaminococcus fermentans type strain (VR4 T)

Yun Juan Chang, Rüdiger Pukall, Elizabeth Saunders, Alla Lapidus, Alex Copeland, Matt Nolan, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Susan Lucas, Feng Chen, Hope Tice, Jan Fang Cheng, Cliff Han, John C. Detter, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Natalia Mikhailova, Konstantinos Liolios, Amrita Pati, Natalia IvanovaKonstantinos Mavromatis, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Thomas Brettin, Manfred Rohde, Markus Göker, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk

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Acidaminococcus fermentans (Rogosa 1969) is the type species of the genus Acidaminococ-cus, and is of phylogenetic interest because of its isolated placement in a genomically little characterized region of the Firmicutes. A. fermentans is known for its habitation of the ga-strointestinal tract and its ability to oxidize trans-aconitate. Its anaerobic fermentation of glu-tamate has been intensively studied and will now be complemented by the genomic basis. The strain described in this report is a nonsporulating, nonmotile, Gram-negative coccus, originally isolated from a pig alimentary tract. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence, and annotation. This is the first complete ge-nome sequence of a member of the family Acidaminococcaceae, and the 2,329,769 bp long genome with its 2,101 protein-coding and 81 RNA genes is part of the Genomic Encyclope-dia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010


  • Acidaminococcaceae
  • Anaerobic
  • Diplococcus
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • GEBA
  • Glutamate fermentation
  • Mesophile
  • Negativicutes
  • Selenomonadales
  • Trans-aconitate degrada-tion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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