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Complete genome sequence of Treponema succinifaciens type strain (6091).

  • Author(s): Han, Cliff
  • Gronow, Sabine
  • Teshima, Hazuki
  • Lapidus, Alla
  • Nolan, Matt
  • Lucas, Susan
  • Hammon, Nancy
  • Deshpande, Shweta
  • Cheng, Jan-Fang
  • Zeytun, Ahmed
  • Tapia, Roxanne
  • Goodwin, Lynne
  • Pitluck, Sam
  • Liolios, Konstantinos
  • Pagani, Ioanna
  • Ivanova, Natalia
  • Mavromatis, Konstantinos
  • Mikhailova, Natalia
  • Huntemann, Marcel
  • Pati, Amrita
  • Chen, Amy
  • Palaniappan, Krishna
  • Land, Miriam
  • Hauser, Loren
  • Brambilla, Evelyne-Marie
  • Rohde, Manfred
  • Göker, Markus
  • Woyke, Tanja
  • Bristow, James
  • Eisen, Jonathan A
  • Markowitz, Victor
  • Hugenholtz, Philip
  • Kyrpides, Nikos C
  • Klenk, Hans-Peter
  • Detter, John C
  • et al.
Abstract

Treponema succinifaciens Cwyk and Canale-Parola 1981 is of interest because this strictly anaerobic, apathogenic member of the genus Treponema oxidizes carbohydrates and couples the Embden-Meyerhof pathway via activity of a pyruvate-formate lyase to the production of acetyl-coenzyme A and formate. This feature separates this species from most other anaerobic spirochetes. The genome of T. succinifaciens 6091(T) is only the second completed and published type strain genome from the genus Treponema in the family Spirochaetaceae. The 2,897,425 bp long genome with one plasmid harbors 2,723 protein-coding and 63 RNA genes and is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

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