Complete genome sequence of Tsukamurella paurometabola type strain (no. 33 T)

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

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Tsukamurella paurometabola corrig. (Steinhaus 1941) Collins et al. 1988 is the type species of the genus Tsukamurella, which is the type genus to the family Tsukamurellaceae. The species is not only of interest because of its isolated phylogenetic location, but also because it is a human opportunistic pathogen with some strains of the species reported to cause lung infection, lethal meningitis, and necrotizing tenosynovitis. This is the first completed genome sequence of a member of the genus Tsukamurella and the first genome sequence of a member of the family Tsukamurellaceae. The 4,479,724 bp long genome contains a 99,806 bp long plasmid and a total of 4,335 protein-coding and 56 RNA genes, and is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-351
Number of pages10
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2011


  • Chemoorganotrophic
  • GEBA
  • Gram-positive
  • Mesophilic
  • Metachromatic granules
  • Non-motile
  • Obligately aerobic
  • Opportunistic pathogen
  • Tsukamurellaceae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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