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High- quality draft genome sequences of eight bacteria isolated from fungus gardens grown by Trachymyrmex septentrionalis ants.

Authors: Kopac, Sarah and Beatty, Hannah and Gialopsos, Philip and Huntemann, Marcel and Clum, Alicia and Spunde, Alexander and Pillay, Manoj and Palaniappan, Krishnaveni and Varghese, Neha and Mikhailova, Natalia and Stamatis, Dimitrios and Reddy, T. B. K. and Daum, Chris and Ng, Vivian and Ivanova, Natalia and Kyrpides, Nikos and Woyke, Tanja and Klassen, Jonathan L.

For their food source, Trachymyrmex septentrionalis ants raise symbiotic fungus gardens that contain bacteria whose functions are poorly understood. Here, we report the genome sequences of eight bacteria isolated from these fungus gardens to better describe the ecology of these strains and their potential to produce secondary metabolites in this niche.

Journal: Genome announcements
DOI: 10.1128/MRA.00871-18
Year: 2018

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