Complete genome sequence of Spirosoma linguale type strain (1 T)

Kathleen Lail, Johannes Sikorski, Elizabeth Saunders, Alla Lapidus, Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Alex Copeland, Hope Tice, Jan Fang Cheng, Susan Lucas, Matt Nolan, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Galina Ovchinnikova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam LandLoren Hauser, Yun Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Patrick Chain, Thomas Brettin, John C. Detter, Andrea Schütze, Manfred Rohde, Brian J. Tindall, Markus Göker, Jim Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk, Feng Chen

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Spirosoma linguale Migula 1894 is the type species of the genus. S. linguale is a free-living and non-pathogenic organism, known for its peculiar ringlike and horseshoe-shaped cell morphology. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. This is only the third completed genome sequence of a member of the family Cytophagaceae. The 8,491,258 bp long genome with its eight plasmids, 7,069 protein-coding and 60 RNA genes is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-185
Number of pages10
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2010


  • Aerobic
  • Cytophagaceae
  • Freeliving
  • GEBA
  • Non-pathogenic
  • Oligotrophic
  • Psychroactive
  • Ringlike morphology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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