Complete genome sequence of Pirellula staleyi type strain (ATCC 27377 T)

Alicia Clum, Brian J. Tindall, Johannes Sikorski, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavrommatis, Susan Lucas, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Matt Nolan, Feng Chen, Hope Tice, Sam Pitluck, Jan Fang Cheng, Olga Chertkov, Thomas Brettin, Cliff Han, John C. Detter, Cheryl Kuske, Avid Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Galina OvchinikovaAmrita Pati, Natalia Mikhailova, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Patrick Chain, Manfred Rohde, Markus Göker, Jim Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Hilip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk, Alla Lapidus

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Pirellula staleyi Schlesner and Hirsch 1987 is the type species of the genus Pirellula of the family Planctomycetaceae. Members of this pearor teardrop-shaped bacterium show a clearly visible pointed attachment pole and can be distinguished from other Planctomycetes by a lack of true stalks. Strains closely related to the species have been isolated from fresh and brackish water, as well as from hypersaline lakes. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. This is the first completed genome sequence of the order Planctomyces and only the second sequence from the phylum Planctomycetes. The 6,196,199 bp long genome with its 4773 protein-coding and 49 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-316
Number of pages9
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2009


  • Developmental life cycle
  • GEBA
  • Gram-negative
  • Mesophile
  • Non-prosthecate budding bacteria
  • Planctomycetaceae
  • Planctomycetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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