Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Draft Genome Sequence of "Candidatus Spirobacillus cienkowskii," a Pathogen of Freshwater Daphnia Species, Reconstructed from Hemolymph Metagenomic Reads.
- Author(s): Bresciani, Luana
- Lemos, Leandro N
- Wale, Nina
- Lin, Jonathan Y
- Strauss, Alexander T
- Duffy, Meghan A
- Rodrigues, Jorge LM
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1128/mra.01175-18
We report here the near-complete genome sequence of "Candidatus Spirobacillus cienkowskii," a spiral-shaped, red-pigmented uncultivated bacterial pathogen of Daphnia spp. The genome is 2.74 Mbp in size, has a GC content of 32.1%, and contains genes associated with bacterial motility and the production of carotenoids, which could explain the distinctive red color of hosts infected with this pathogen.