Complete genome sequence of Haliangium ochraceum type strain (SMP-2 T)

Natalia Ivanova, Chris Daum, Elke Lang, Birte Abt, Markus Kopitz, Elizabeth Saunders, Alla Lapidus, Susan Lucas, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Matt Nolan, Hope Tice, Alex Copeland, Jan Fang Cheng, Feng Chen, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Amrita Pati, Natalia MikhailovaAmy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, John C. Detter, Thomas Brettin, Manfred Rohde, Markus Göker, Jim Bristow, Victor Markowitz, Jonathan A Eisen, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk

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Haliangium ochraceum Fudou et al. 2002 is the type species of the genus Haliangium in the myxococcal family 'Haliangiaceae'. Members of the genus Haliangium are the first halophilic myxobacterial taxa described. The cells of the species follow a multicellular lifestyle in highly organized biofilms, called swarms, they decompose bacterial and yeast cells as most myxobacteria do. The fruiting bodies contain particularly small coccoid myxospores. H. ochraceum encodes the first actin homologue identified in a bacterial genome. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence, and an-notation. This is the first complete genome sequence of a member of the myxococcal suborder Nannocystineae, and the 9,446,314 bp long single replicon genome with its 6,898 protein-coding and 53 RNA genes is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-106
Number of pages11
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010


  • Aerobic
  • Decomposition of bacterial and yeast cells
  • Fruiting bodies
  • GEBA
  • Gliding
  • Gram-negative
  • Mesophile
  • Moderately halophilic
  • Myxobacteria
  • Myxococcales

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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