Complete genome sequence of Slackia heliotrinireducens type strain (RHS T)

Rüdiger Pukall, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Alex Copeland, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Susan Lucas, Feng Chen, Hope Tice, Jan Fang Cheng, Olga Chertkov, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Cheryl Kuske, Thomas Brettin, John C. Detter, Cliff Han, Sam Pitluck, Amrita Pati, Konstantinos Mavrommatis, Natalia IvanovaGalina Ovchinnikova, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Susanne Schneider, Manfred Rohde, Patrick Chain, Patrik D'haeseleer, Markus Göker, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk, Philip Hugenholtz

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Slackia heliotrinireducens (Lanigan 1983) Wade et al. 1999 is of phylogenetic interest because of its location in a genomically yet uncharted section of the family Coriobacteriaceae, within the deep branching Actinobacteria. Strain RHS 1 T was originally isolated from the ruminal flora of a sheep. It is a proteolytic anaerobic coccus, able to reductively cleave pyrrolizidine alkaloids. 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 genus Slackia, and the 3,165,038 bp long single replicon genome with its 2798 protein-coding and 60 RNA genes is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-241
Number of pages8
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2009


  • Anaerobic
  • Asaccharolytic
  • Coriobacteriaceae
  • Gram-positive coccus
  • Pyrrolizidine alkaloids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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