Complete genome sequence of planctomyces limnophilus type strain (mü 290 T)

Kurt Labutti, Johannes Sikorski, Susanne Schneider, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Hope Tice, Jan Fang Cheng, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun Juan ChangCynthia D. Jeffries, Brian J. Tindall, Manfred Rohde, Markus Göker, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk, Alla Lapidus

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Planctomyces limnophilus Hirsch and Müller 1986 belongs to the order Planctomycetales, which differs from other bacterial taxa by several distinctive features such as internal cell compartmentalization, multiplication by forming buds directly from the spherical, ovoid or pear-shaped mother cell and a cell wall which is stabilized by a proteinaceous layer rather than a peptidoglycan layer. Besides Pirellula staleyi, this is the second completed genome se-quence of the family Planctomycetaceae. P. limnophilus is of interest because it differs from Pirellula by the presence of a stalk and its structure of fibril bundles, its cell shape and size, the formation of multicellular rosettes, low salt tolerance and red pigmented colonies. The 5,460,085 bp long genome with its 4,304 protein-coding and 66 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-56
Number of pages10
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010


  • GEBA
  • Gram-negative
  • Low salt tolerance
  • Multicellular rosettes
  • Planctomycetales
  • Planctomycetes
  • Stalk

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  • Genetics


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