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Genome sequence of the Listia angolensis microsymbiont Microvirga lotononidis strain WSM3557 T

Reeve, W.G., Ardley, J., Tian, R, De Meyer, S., Terpolilli, J., Melino, V., Tiwari, R., Yates, R., O'Hara, G., Howieson, J., Ninawi, M., Zhang, X, Bruce, D., Detter, C., Tapia, R., Han, C., Wei, C-L, Huntemann, M., Han, J., Chen, I-M, Mavromatis, K., Markowitz, V., Szeto, E., Ivanova, N., Pagani, I., Pati, A., Goodwin, L., Woyke, T. and Kyrpides, N (2014) Genome sequence of the Listia angolensis microsymbiont Microvirga lotononidis strain WSM3557 T. Standards in Genomic Sciences, 9 (3).

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Microvirga lotononidis is a recently described species of root-nodule bacteria that is an effective nitrogen- (N2) fixing microsymbiont of the symbiotically specific African legume Listia angolensis (Welw. ex Bak.) B.-E. van Wyk & Boatwr.. M. lotononidis possesses several properties that are unusual in root-nodule bacteria, including pigmentation and the ability to grow at temperatures of up to 45°C. Strain WSM3557T is an aerobic, motile, Gram-negative, non-spore-forming rod isolated from a L. angolensis root nodule collected in Chipata, Zambia in 1963. This is the first report of a complete genome sequence for the genus Microvirga. Here we describe the features of Microvirga lotononidis strain WSM3557T, together with genome sequence information and annotation. The 7,082,538 high-quality-draft genome is arranged in 18 scaffolds of 104 contigs, contains 6,952 protein-coding genes and 84 RNA-only encoding genes, and is one of 20 rhizobial genomes sequenced as part of the DOE Joint Genome Institute 2010 Community Sequencing Program.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Rhizobium Studies
Publisher: Genomic Standards Consortium
Copyright: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
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