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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.

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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