Genome sequence of the orange-pigmented seawater bacterium Owenweeksia hongkongensis type strain (UST20020801T)

Thomas Riedel, Brittany Held, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Alla Lapidus, Hope Tice, Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Jan Fang Cheng, Cliff Han, Roxanne Tapia, Lynne A. Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Ioanna Pagani, Natalia Ivanova, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna PalaniappanManfred Rohde, Brian J. Tindall, John C. Detter, Markus Göker, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Hans Peter Klenk, Nikos C. Kyrpides

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Abstract

Owenweeksia hongkongensis Lau et al. 2005 is the sole member of the monospecific genus Owenweeksia in the family Cryomorphaceae, a poorly characterized family at the genome level thus far. This family comprises seven genera within the class Flavobacteria. Family members are known to be psychrotolerant, rod-shaped and orange pigmented (β-carotene), typical for Flavobacteria. For growth, seawater and complex organic nutrients are necessary. The genome of O. hongkongensis UST20020801T is only the second genome of a member of the family Cryomorphaceae whose sequence has been deciphered. Here we describe the fea-tures of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. The 4,000,057 bp long chromosome with its 3,518 protein-coding and 45 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-130
Number of pages11
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Aerobic
  • Bacteroidetes
  • Cryomorphaceae
  • Flavobacteria
  • GEBA
  • Gram-negative
  • Mesophilic
  • Motile
  • Non-fermentative
  • Orange-pigmented sea water
  • Rod-shaped

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics

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Riedel, T., Held, B., Nolan, M., Lucas, S., Lapidus, A., Tice, H., Del Rio, T. G., Cheng, J. F., Han, C., Tapia, R., Goodwin, L. A., Pitluck, S., Liolios, K., Mavromatis, K., Pagani, I., Ivanova, N., Mikhailova, N., Pati, A., Chen, A., ... Kyrpides, N. C. (2012). Genome sequence of the orange-pigmented seawater bacterium Owenweeksia hongkongensis type strain (UST20020801T). Standards in Genomic Sciences, 7(1), 120-130. https://doi.org/10.4056/sigs.3296896