Complete genome sequence of the aquatic bacterium Runella slithyformis type strain (LSU 4T)

Alex Copeland, Xiaojing Zhang, Monica Misra, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Shweta Deshpande, Jan Fang Cheng, Roxanne Tapia, Lynne A. Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Ioanna Pagani, Natalia Ivanova, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren HauserChongle Pan, Cynthia D. Jeffries, John C. Detter, Evelyne Marie Brambilla, Manfred Rohde, Olivier D. Ngatchou Djao, Markus Göker, Johannes Sikorski, Brian J. Tindall, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk, Konstantinos Mavromatis

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Runella slithyformis Larkin and Williams 1978 is the type species of the genus Runella, which belongs to the Cytophagaceae, a family that was only recently classified to the order Cytophagales in the class Cytophagia. The species is of interest because it is able to grow at temperatures as low as 4°C. This is the first completed genome sequence of a member of the genus Runella and the sixth sequence from the family Cytophagaceae. The 6,919,729 bp long genome consists of a 6.6 Mbp circular genome and five circular plasmids of 38.8 to 107.0 kbp length, harboring a total of 5,974 protein-coding and 51 RNA genes and is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-154
Number of pages10
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2012


  • Chemoor-ganotrophic
  • Cytophagaceae
  • Cytophagia
  • GEBA
  • Gram-negative
  • Non-motile
  • Strictly aerobic
  • Sychrotolerant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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