Complete genome sequence of capnocytophaga ochra-cea type strain (VPI 2845 T)

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

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Capnocytophaga ochracea (Prévot et al. 1956) Leadbetter et al. 1982 is the type species of the genus Capnocytophaga. It is of interest because of its location in the Flavobacteriaceae, a genomically not yet charted family within the order Flavobacteriales. The species grows as fusiform to rod shaped cells which tend to form clumps and are able to move by gliding. C. ochracea is known as a capnophilic (CO 2-requiring) organism with the ability to grow under anaerobic as well as aerobic conditions (oxygen concentration larger than 15%), here only in the presence of 5% CO 2. Strain VPI 2845 T, the type strain of the species, is portrayed in this report as a gliding, Gram-negative bacterium, originally isolated from a human oral cavity. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence, and annotation. This is the first completed genome sequence from the flavobacterial genus Capnocytophaga, and the 2,612,925 bp long single replicon genome with its 2193 protein-coding and 59 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-109
Number of pages9
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Capnophilic
  • Flavobacteriaceae
  • Gingivitis
  • Gliding
  • Periodontitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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