July 7, 2019  |  

Complete genome of a coastal marine bacterium Muricauda lutaonensis KCTC 22339(T).

Muricauda lutaonensis KCTC 22339(T) is a yellow-pigmented, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium that was isolated from a coastal hot spring of a volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean, off the eastern coast of Taiwan. We here report the complete genome of M. lutaonensis KCTC 22339(T), which consists of 3,274,259bp with the G+C content of 44.97%. The completion of the M. lutaonensis genome sequence is expected to provide a valuable resource for understanding the secondary metabolic pathways related to bacterial pigmentation. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


July 7, 2019  |  

Draft genome sequence of Alicycliphilus sp. B1, an N-acylhomoserine lactone-producing bacterium, isolated from activated sludge.

We report here the draft genome sequence of Alicycliphilus sp. B1, isolated from activated sludge in a wastewater treatment plant of an electronic component factory as an N-acylhomoserine lactone-producing strain. The draft genome is 7,465,959 bp in length, with 59 large contigs. About 7,391 protein-coding genes, 82 tRNAs, and 13 rRNAs are predicted from this assembly. Copyright © 2015 Okutsu et al.


July 7, 2019  |  

Genome sequence of Penicillium capsulatum strain ATCC 48735, a rare Penicillium species used in paper manufactories but that recently caused invasive infection.

The genus Penicillium phylogenetically belongs to Trichocomaceae, with approximately 300 reported species. The majority of these species are saprobic and commonly occur in soil. This paper reports the genome sequence of Penicillium capsulatum strain ATCC 48735, a rare Penicillium species used in paper manufactories and that was recently reported as a human-invasive opportunist. Copyright © 2015 Yang et al.


July 7, 2019  |  

Complete genome sequence of Microcystis aeruginosa NIES-2549, a bloom-forming cyanobacterium from Lake Kasumigaura, Japan.

Microcystis aeruginosa NIES-2549 is a freshwater bloom-forming cyanobacterium isolated from Lake Kasumigaura, Japan. We report the complete 4.29-Mbp genome sequence of NIES-2549 and its annotation and discuss the genetic diversity of M. aeruginosa strains. This is the third genome sequence of M. aeruginosa isolated from Lake Kasumigaura. Copyright © 2015 Yamaguchi et al.


July 7, 2019  |  

Draft genome sequence of Raoultella terrigena R1Gly, a diazotrophic endophyte.

Raoultella terrigena R1Gly is a diazotrophic endophyte isolated from surface-sterilized roots of Nicotiana tabacum. The whole-genome sequence was obtained to investigate the endophytic characteristics of this organism at the genetic level, as well as to compare this strain with its close relatives. To our knowledge, this is the first genome obtained from the Raoultella terrigena species and only the third genome from the Raoultella genus, after Raoultella ornitholytic and Raoultella planticola. This genome will provide a foundation for further comparative genomic, metagenomic, and functional studies of this genus. Copyright © 2015 Schicklberger et al.


July 7, 2019  |  

Comparative analyses of clinical and environmental populations of Cryptococcus neoformans in Botswana.

Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii (Cng) is the most common cause of fungal meningitis, and its prevalence is highest in sub-Saharan Africa. Patients become infected by inhaling airborne spores or desiccated yeast cells from the environment, where the fungus thrives in avian droppings, trees and soil. To investigate the prevalence and population structure of Cng in southern Africa, we analysed isolates from 77 environmental samples and 64 patients. We detected significant genetic diversity among isolates and strong evidence of geographic structure at the local level. High proportions of isolates with the rare MATa allele were observed in both clinical and environmental isolates; however, the mating-type alleles were unevenly distributed among different subpopulations. Nearly equal proportions of the MATa and MATa mating types were observed among all clinical isolates and in one environmental subpopulation from the eastern part of Botswana. As previously reported, there was evidence of both clonality and recombination in different geographic areas. These results provide a foundation for subsequent genomewide association studies to identify genes and genotypes linked to pathogenicity in humans. © 2015 The Authors. Molecular Ecology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


July 7, 2019  |  

Complete genome sequence of Sedimenticola thiotaurini strain SIP-G1, a polyphosphate- and polyhydroxyalkanoate-accumulating sulfur-oxidizing gammaproteobacterium isolated from salt marsh sediments.

We report the closed genome sequence of Sedimenticola thiotaurini strain SIP-G1 and an unnamed plasmid obtained through PacBio sequencing with 100% consensus concordance. The genome contained several distinctive features not found in other published Sedimenticola genomes, including a complete nitrogen fixation pathway, a complete ethanolamine degradation pathway, and an alkane-1-monooxygenase. Copyright © 2015 Flood et al.


July 7, 2019  |  

Draft genome sequence of Streptacidiphilus oryzae TH49T, an acidophilic actinobacterium isolated from soil.

The draft genome sequence of Streptacidiphilus oryzae strain TH49(T), an acidophilic actinobacterium, was obtained. The draft is composed of six scaffolds totaling 7.8 Mbp, and it contains 6,829 protein-coding genes and 91 RNA genes. Genes related to respiratory nitrate reduction, siderophore production, and biosynthesis of other secondary metabolites were identified. Copyright © 2015 Kim et al.


July 7, 2019  |  

Genome sequence of Porticoccus hydrocarbonoclasticus strain MCTG13d, an obligate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading bacterium associated with marine eukaryotic phytoplankton.

Porticoccus hydrocarbonoclasticus strain MCTG13d is a recently discovered bacterium that is associated with marine eukaryotic phytoplankton and that almost exclusively utilizes polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) as the sole source of carbon and energy. Here, we present the genome sequence of this strain, which is 2,474,654 bp with 2,385 genes and has an average G+C content of 53.1%. Copyright © 2015 Gutierrez et al.


July 7, 2019  |  

Complete genome sequence of Pragia fontium 24613, an environmental bacterium from the family Enterobacteriaceae.

The complete genome sequence of Pragia fontium 24613 was determined using PacBio RSII, Roche 454, and SOLiD sequencing. A total of 3,579 genes were predicted, including 3,338 protein-coding sequences and 146 pseudogenes. This is the first whole-genome sequence of a strain belonging to the environmental genera of the family Enterobacteriaceae. Copyright © 2015 Snopková et al.


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