Complete genome sequence of Jonesia denitrificans type strain (Prevot 55134 T)

Rüdiger Pukall, Gabriele Gehrich-Schröter, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Susan Lucas, Feng Chen, Hope Tice, Sam Pitluck, Jan Fang Cheng, Alex Copeland, Elizabeth Saunders, Thomas Brettin, John C. Detter, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Amrita Pati, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavrommatis, Galina OvchinnikovaAmy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Patrick Chain, Markus Göker, Jim Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk, Cliff Han

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Jonesia denitrificans (Prevot 1961) Rocourt et al. 1987 is the type species of the genus Jonesia, and is of phylogenetic interest because of its isolated location in the actinobacterial suborder Micrococcineae. J. denitrificans is characterized by a typical coryneform morphology and is able to form irregular nonsporulating rods showing branched and club-like forms. Coccoid cells occur in older cultures. J. denitrificans is classified as a pathogenic organism for animals (vertebrates). The type strain whose genome is described here was originally isolated from cooked ox blood. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. This is the first completed genome sequence of a member of the genus for which a complete genome sequence is described. The 2,749,646 bp long genome with its 2558 protein-coding and 71 RNA genes is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-269
Number of pages8
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2009


  • Actinobacteria
  • Actinomycetales
  • Gram-positive
  • Irregular
  • Jonesiaceae
  • Micrococcineae
  • Nonsporulating rods
  • Ox blood

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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