Complete genome sequence of Chitinophaga pinensis type strain (UQM 2034T)

Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Birte Abt, Stefan Spring, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Hope Tice, Alex Copeland, Jan-Fang Cheng, Feng Chen, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun-Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Patrick Chain, Elizabeth Saunders, John C. Detter, Thomas Brettin, Manfred Rohde, Markus Göker, James Bristow, Jonathan A. Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans-Peter Klenk, Susan Lucas

Abstract


Chitinophaga pinensis Sangkhobol and Skerman 1981 is the type strain of the species which is the type species of the rapidly growing genus Chitinophaga in the sphingobacterial family ‘Chitinophagaceae’. Members of the genus Chitinophaga vary in shape between filaments and spherical bodies without the production of a fruiting body, produce myxospores, and are of special interest for their ability to degrade chitin. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence, and annotation. This is the first complete genome sequence of a member of the family ‘Chitinophagaceae’, and the 9,127,347 bp long single replicon genome with its 7397 protein-coding and 95 RNA genes is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

DOI: 10.4056/sigs.661199


Keywords


filamentous, gliding, myxospores, aerobic, mesophile, Gram-negative, biomass degrader, chitinolytic, Chitinophagaceae

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