Complete genome sequence of Sebaldella termitidis type strain (NCTC 11300 T)

Miranda Harmon-Smith, Laura Celia, Olga Chertkov, Alla Lapidus, Alex Copeland, Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Hope Tice, Jan Fang Cheng, Cliff Han, John C. Detter, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Am Pitluck, Amrita Pati, Konstantinos Liolios, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia MikhailovaAmy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Thomas Brettin, Markus Göker, Brian Beck, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk, Feng Chen

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Sebaldella termitidis (Sebald 1962) Collins and Shah 1986, is the only species in the genus Sebaldella within the fusobacterial family 'Leptotrichiaceae'. The sole and type strain of the species was first isolated about 50 years ago from intestinal content of Mediterranean termites. The species is of interest for its very isolated phylogenetic position within the phylum Fusobacteria in the tree of life, with no other species sharing more than 90% 16S rRNA sequence similarity. The 4,486,650 bp long genome with its 4,210 protein-coding and 54 RNA genes is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-227
Number of pages8
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2010


  • Anaerobic
  • Fusobacteria
  • GEBA
  • Gram-negative
  • Leptotrichiaceae
  • Mesophile
  • Non-sporeforming
  • Nonmotile
  • Termite intestine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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