Genome sequence of the homoacetogenic bacterium Holophaga foetida type strain (TMBS4T)

Iain Anderson, Brittany Held, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Hope Tice, Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Jan Fang Cheng, Cliff Han, Roxanne Tapia, Lynne A. Good-win, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Ioanna Pagani, Natalia Ivanova, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna PalaniappanMiriam Land, Evelyne Marie Brambilla, Manfred Rohde, Stefan Spring, Markus Göker, John C. Detter, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Hans Peter Klenk, Nikos C. Kyrpides

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Holophaga foetida Liesack et al. 1995 is a member of the phylum Acidobacteria and is of in-terest for its ability to anaerobically degrade aromatic compounds and for its production of volatile sulfur compounds through a unique pathway. The genome of H. foetida strain TMBS4T is the first to be sequenced for a representative of the class Holophagae. Here we de-scribe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence (improved high quality draft), and annotation. The 4,127,237 bp long chromosome with its 3,615 pro-tein-coding and 57 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-184
Number of pages11
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2012


  • Acidobacteria
  • Anaerobic
  • Chemoorganotrophic
  • Fresh water mud
  • GEBA
  • Gram-negative
  • Holophagaceae
  • Mesophilic
  • Non-motile
  • Sulfide-methylation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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