Complete genome sequence of Brachyspira murdochii type strain (56-150T)

Amrita Pati, Johannes Sikorski, Sabine Gronow, Christine Munk, Alla Lapidus, Alex Copeland, Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Feng Chen, Hope Tice, Jan-Fang Cheng, Cliff Han, John C. Detter, David Bruce, Roxanne Tapia, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Mikhailova, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun-Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Stefan Spring, Manfred Rohde, Markus Göker, James Bristow, Jonathan A. Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Hans-Peter Klenk, Nikos C. Kyrpides


Brachyspira murdochii Stanton et al. 1992 is a non-pathogenic but host-associated spirochete of the family Brachyspiraceae. Initially isolated from the intestinal content of a healthy swine, the ‘group B spirochaetes’ were first described under the basonym Serpulina murdochii. Members of the family Brachyspiraceae are of great phylogenetic interest because of the extremely isolated location of this family within the phylum ‘Spirochaetes’. 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 type strain of a member of the family Brachyspiraceaeand only the second genome sequence from a member of the genus Brachyspira. The 3,241,804 bp long genome with its 2,893 protein-coding and 40 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.



host-associated, non-pathogenic, motile, anaerobic, Gram-negative, Brachyspiraceae, Spirochaetes, GEBA

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