Complete genome sequence of Bacteroides helcogenes type strain (P 36-108 T)

Amrita Pati, Sabine Gronow, Ahmet Zeytun, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Nancy Hammon, Shweta Deshpande, Jan Fang Cheng, Roxane Tapia, Cliff Han, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Ioanna Pagani, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren HauserYun Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, John C. Detter, Evelyne Brambilla, Manfred Rohde, Markus Göker, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk, Susan L. Lucas

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Bacteroides helcogenes Benno et al. 1983 is of interest because of its isolated phylogenetic location and, although it has been found in pig feces and is known to be pathogenic for pigs, occurrence of this bacterium is rare and it does not cause significant damage in intensive an-imal husbandry. The genome of B. helcogenes P 36-108 T is already the fifth completed and published type strain genome from the genus Bacteroides in the family Bacteroidaceae. The 3,998,906 bp long genome with its 3,353 protein-coding and 83 RNA genes consists of one circular chromosome and is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-53
Number of pages9
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011


  • Animal pathogen
  • Bacteroidaceae
  • Chemoorganotrophic
  • GEBA
  • Gram-negative
  • Mesophilic
  • Nonmotile
  • Pig abscess
  • Strictly anaerobic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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