Complete genome sequence of leptotrichia buccalis type strain (C-1013-b T)

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

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Leptotrichia buccalis (Robin 1853) Trevisan 1879 is the type species of the genus, and is of phylogenetic interest because of its isolated location in the sparsely populated and neither taxonomically nor genomically adequately accessed family 'Leptotrichiaceae' within the phylum 'Fusobacteria'. Species of Leptotrichia are large, fusiform, non-motile, non-sporulating rods, which often populate the human oral flora. L. buccalis is anaerobic to aerotolerant, and saccharolytic. 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 order 'Fusobacteriales' and no more than the second sequence from the phylum 'Fusobacteria'. The 2,465,610 bp long single replicon genome with its 2306 protein-coding and 61 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-132
Number of pages7
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Anaerobic
  • Dental plaque
  • Fusobacteria
  • Gram-negative fusiform rods
  • Human oral microflora
  • Leptotrichiaceae
  • Non-motile
  • Non-sporulating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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