Complete genome sequence of Anaerococcus prevotii type strain (PC1T)

Kurt Labutti, Rüdiger Pukall, Katja Steenblock, Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Hope Tice, Alex Copeland, Jan-Fang Cheng, Susan Lucas, Feng Chen, Matt Nolan, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Galina Ovchinnikova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun-Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Patrick Chain, Elizabeth Saunders, Thomas Brettin, John C. Detter, Cliff Han, Markus Goker, James Bristow, Jonathan A. Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans-Peter Klenk, Alla Lapidus


Anaerococcus prevotii (Foubert and Douglas 1948) Ezaki et al. 2001 is the type species of the genus, and is of phylogenetic interest because of its arguable assignment to the provisionally arranged family ‘Peptostreptococcaceae’. A. prevotii is an obligate anaerobic coccus, usually arranged in clumps or tetrads. The strain, whose genome is described here, was originally isolated from human plasma; other strains of the species were also isolated from clinical specimen. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. This is the first completed genome sequence of a member of the genus. Next to Finegoldia magna, A. prevotii is only the second species from the family ‘Peptostreptococcaceae’ for which a complete genome sequence is described. The 1,998,633 bp long genome (chromosome and one plasmid) with its 1852 protein-coding and 61 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.



Firmicutes, Clostridiales, ‘Peptostreptococcaceae’, Gram-positive, coccoid, human oral microflora, skin, non-motile, non-sporulating, anaerobic

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