Complete genome sequence of Streptobacillus moniliformis type strain (9901 T)

Matt Nolan, Sabine Gronow, Alla Lapidus, Natalia Ivanova, Alex Copeland, Susan Lucas, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Feng Chen, Hope Tice, Sam Pitluck, Jan Fang Cheng, David Sims, Linda Meincke, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Thomas Brettin, Cliff Han, John C. Detter, Galina Ovchinikova, Amrita PatiKonstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Mikhailova, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Manfred Rohde, Cathrin Spröer, Markus Göker, Jim Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk, Patrick Chain

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Streptobacillus moniliformis Levaditi et al. 1925 is the type and sole species of the genus Streptobacillus, and is of phylogenetic interest because of its isolated location in the sparsely populated and neither taxonomically nor genomically much accessed family 'Leptotrichiaceae' within the phylum Fusobacteria. The 'Leptotrichiaceae' have not been well characterized, genomically or taxonomically. S. moniliformis, is a Gram-negative, non- motile, pleomorphic bacterium and is the etiologic agent of rat bite fever and Haverhill fever. Strain 9901 T, the type strain of the species, was isolated from a patient with rat bite fever. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. This is only the second completed genome sequence of the order Fusobacte- riales and no more than the third sequence from the phylum Fusobacteria. The 1,662,578 bp long chromosome and the 10,702 bp plasmid with a total of 1511 protein-coding and 55 RNA genes are part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-307
Number of pages8
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2009


  • 'Leptotrichiaceae'
  • Facultative anaerobic
  • Fusobacteria
  • Gram-negative
  • L-form
  • Non-motile
  • Non-sporulating
  • Rods in chains
  • Tree of life
  • Zoonotic disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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