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, L
- Lemos, LN
- Wale, N
- Lin, JY
- Strauss, AT
- Duffy, MA
- Rodrigues, JLM
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01175-18
Copyright © 2018 Bresciani et al. 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.