Complete genome sequence of Brachybacterium faecium type strain (schefferle 6-10 T)

Alla Lapidus, Rüdiger Pukall, Kurt LaButtii, Alex Copeland, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Matt Nolan, Feng Chen, Susan Lucas, Hope Tice, Jan Fang Cheng, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Manfred Rohde, Markus Göker, Amrita Pati, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Amy Chen, Krishna PalaniappanPatrik D'haeseleer, Patrick Chain, Jim Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk

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Brachybacterium faecium Collins et al. 1988 is the type species of the genus, and is of phylogenetic interest because of its location in the Dermabacteraceae, a rather isolated family within the actinobacterial suborder Micrococcineae. B. faecium is known for its rod-coccus growth cycle and the ability to degrade uric acid. It grows aerobically or weakly anaerobically. The strain described in this report is a free-living, nonmotile, Gram-positive bacterium, originally isolated from poultry deep litter. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence, and annotation. This is the first complete genome sequence of a member of the actinobacterial family Dermabacteraceae, and the 3,614,992 bp long single replicon genome with its 3129 protein-coding and 69 RNA genes is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-11
Number of pages9
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009


  • Aerobic
  • Dermabacteraceae
  • Free-living
  • Mesophile
  • Non-pathogenic
  • Rod-coccus growth cycle
  • Uric acid degradation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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