Genome sequence of the filamentous, gliding Thiothrix nivea neotype strain (JP2 T)

Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Hope Tice, Jan Fang Cheng, Roxanne Tapia, Cliff Han, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Lio-Lios, Ioanna Pagani, Natalia Ivanova, Marcel Huntemann, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam LandEvelyne Marie Brambilla, Manfred Rohde, Birte Abt, Susanne Verbarg, Markus Göker, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk, Tanja Woyke

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Abstract

Thiothrix nivea (Rabenhorst 1865) Winogradsky 1888 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Larkin and Shinabarger 1983 is the type species of the genus Thiothrix in the family Thiotrichaceae. The species is of interest not only because of its isolated location in the yet to be genomically characterized region of the tree of life, but also because of its life-style with gliding gonidia, the multilayer sheath, rosettes, and the embedded sulfur granules. Strain JP2 T is the neotype strain of the species which was first observed by Rabenhorst in 1865 and later reclassified by Winogradsky in 1888 into the then novel genus Thiothrix. This is the first completed (improved-high-quality-draft) genome sequence to be published of a member of the family Thio-trichaceae. The genome in its current assembly consists of 15 contigs in four scaffolds with a total of 4,691,711 bp bearing 4,542 protein-coding and 52 RNA genes and is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-406
Number of pages9
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Filaments
  • GEBA
  • Gliding motility
  • Gram-negative
  • Mesophile
  • Sheath
  • Strictly aerobic
  • Sulfur granules
  • Thiotrichaceae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics

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    Lapidus, A., Nolan, M., Lucas, S., del Rio, T. G., Tice, H., Cheng, J. F., Tapia, R., Han, C., Goodwin, L., Pitluck, S., Lio-Lios, K., Pagani, I., Ivanova, N., Huntemann, M., Mavromatis, K., Mikhailova, N., Pati, A., Chen, A., Palaniappan, K., ... Woyke, T. (2011). Genome sequence of the filamentous, gliding Thiothrix nivea neotype strain (JP2 T). Standards in Genomic Sciences, 5(3), 398-406. https://doi.org/10.4056/sigs.2344929