Complete genome sequence of coriobacterium glomerans type strain (PW2T) from the midgut of pyrrhocoris apterus L. (red soldier bug)

Erko Stackebrandt, Ahmet Zeytun, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Nancy Hammon, Shweta Deshpande, Jan Fang Cheng, Roxanne Tapia, Lynne A. Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Ioanna Pagani, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Mikhailova, Marcel Huntemann, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna PalaniappanYun juan Chang, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Manfred Rohde, Rüdiger Pukall, Markus Göker, John C. Detter, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk

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Coriobacterium glomerans Haas and König 1988, is the only species of the genus Coriobacterium, family Coriobacteriaceae, order Coriobacteriales, phylum Actinobacteria. The bacterium thrives as an endosymbiont of pyrrhocorid bugs, i.e. the red fire bug Pyrrhocoris apterus L. The rationale for sequencing the genome of strain PW2T is its endosymbiotic life style which is rare among members of Actinobacteria. Here we describe the features of this symbiont, together with the complete genome sequence and its annotation. This is the first complete genome sequence of a member of the genus Coriobacterium and the sixth member of the order Coriobacteriales for which complete genome sequences are now available. The 2,115,681 bp long single replicon genome with its 1,804 protein-coding and 54 RNA genes is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-25
Number of pages11
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013


  • Actinobacteria
  • Chemoorganotroph
  • Coriobacteriaceae
  • Endosymbiont
  • GEBA
  • Gram-positive
  • Insect intestinal tract
  • Mesophile
  • Non-motile
  • Non-sporulating
  • Obligatory anaerobic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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