Complete genome sequence of Catenulispora acidiphila type strain (ID 139908 T)

Alex Copeland, Alla Lapidus, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Feng Chen, Hope Tice, Jan Fang Cheng, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Patrick Chain, Miriam Land, Loren HauserYun Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Olga Chertkov, Thomas Brettin, John C. Detter, Cliff Han, Zahid Ali, Brian J. Tindall, Markus Göker, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Hilip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk

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Catenulispora acidiphila Busti et al. 2006 is the type species of the genus Catenulispora, and is of interest because of the rather isolated phylogenetic location it occupies within the scarcely explored suborder Catenulisporineae of the order Actinomycetales. C. acidiphilia is known for its acidophilic, aerobic lifestyle, but can also grow scantly under anaerobic conditions. Under regular conditions, C. acidiphilia grows in long filaments of relatively short aerial hyphae with marked septation. It is a free living, non motile, Gram-positive bacterium isolated from a forest soil sample taken from a wooded area in Gerenzano, Italy. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. This is the first complete genome sequence of the actinobacterial family Catenulisporaceae, and the 10,467,782 bp long single replicon genome with its 9056 protein-coding and 69 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-125
Number of pages7
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009


  • Acidophilic
  • Aerobic
  • Catenulisporineae
  • Filamentous actinomycete
  • Free-living
  • Non-pathogenic
  • Vegetative and aerial mycelia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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