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Complete genome sequence of Weeksella virosa type strain (9751).

  • Author(s): Lang, Elke;
  • Teshima, Hazuki;
  • Lucas, Susan;
  • Lapidus, Alla;
  • Hammon, Nancy;
  • Deshpande, Shweta;
  • Nolan, Matt;
  • Cheng, Jan-Fang;
  • Pitluck, Sam;
  • Liolios, Konstantinos;
  • Pagani, Ioanna;
  • Mikhailova, Natalia;
  • Ivanova, Natalia;
  • Mavromatis, Konstantinos;
  • Pati, Amrita;
  • Tapia, Roxane;
  • Han, Cliff;
  • Goodwin, Lynne;
  • Chen, Amy;
  • Palaniappan, Krishna;
  • Land, Miriam;
  • Hauser, Loren;
  • Chang, Yun-Juan;
  • Jeffries, Cynthia D;
  • Brambilla, Evelyne-Marie;
  • Kopitz, Markus;
  • Rohde, Manfred;
  • Göker, Markus;
  • Tindall, Brian J;
  • Detter, John C;
  • Woyke, Tanja;
  • Bristow, James;
  • Eisen, Jonathan A;
  • Markowitz, Victor;
  • Hugenholtz, Philip;
  • Klenk, Hans-Peter;
  • Kyrpides, Nikos C
  • et al.
Abstract

Weeksella virosa Holmes et al. 1987 is the sole member and type species of the genus Weeksella which belongs to the family Flavobacteriaceae of the phylum Bacteroidetes. Twenty-nine isolates, collected from clinical specimens provided the basis for the taxon description. While the species seems to be a saprophyte of the mucous membranes of healthy man and warm-blooded animals a causal relationship with disease has been reported in a few instances. Except for the ability to produce indole and to hydrolyze Tween and proteins such as casein and gelatin, this aerobic, non-motile, non-pigmented bacterial species is metabolically inert in most traditional biochemical tests. The 2,272,954 bp long genome with its 2,105 protein-coding and 76 RNA genes consists of one circular chromosome and is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

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