Complete genome sequence of Spirochaeta smaragdinae type strain (SEBR 4228 T)

Konstantinos Mavromatis, Montri Yasawong, Olga Chertkov, Alla Lapidus, Susan Lucas, Matt Nolan, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Hope Tice, Jan Fang Cheng, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Natalia Ivanova, Roxanne Tapia, Cliff Han, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Amrita Pati, Ami Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam LandLoren Hauser, Yun Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, John C. Detter, Manfred Rohde, Evelyne Brambilla, Stefan Spring, Markus Göker, Johannes Sikorski, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Hans Peter Klenk, Nikos C. Kyrpides

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

15 Scopus citations


Spirochaeta smaragdinae Magot et al. 1998 belongs to the family Spirochaetaceae. The species is Gram-negative, motile, obligately halophilic and strictly anaerobic and is of interest because it is able to ferment numerous polysaccharides. S. smaragdinae is the only species of the family Spirochaetaceae known to reduce thiosulfate or element sulfur to sulfide. This is the first complete genome sequence in the family Spirochaetaceae. The 4,653,970 bp long genome with its 4,363 protein-coding and 57 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-144
Number of pages9
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2010


  • Chemoorganotroph
  • Corkscrew-like motility
  • GEBA
  • Obligately halophile
  • Rhodanese-like protein
  • Spiral shaped
  • Spirochaetaceae
  • Strictly anaerobe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


Dive into the research topics of 'Complete genome sequence of Spirochaeta smaragdinae type strain (SEBR 4228 <sup>T</sup>)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this