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Stand Genomic Sci. 2009 Sep 23;1(2):166-73. doi: 10.4056/sigs.29547.

Complete genome sequence of Atopobium parvulum type strain (IPP 1246).


Atopobium parvulum (Weinberg et al. 1937) Collins and Wallbanks 1993 comb. nov. is the type strain of the species and belongs to the genomically yet unstudied Atopobium/Olsenella branch of the family Coriobacteriaceae. The species A. parvulum is of interest because its members are frequently isolated from the human oral cavity and are found to be associated with halitosis (oral malodor) but not with periodontitis. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence, and annotation. This is the first complete genome sequence of the genus Atopobium, and the 1,543,805 bp long single replicon genome with its 1369 protein-coding and 49 RNA genes is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.


Coriobacteriaceae; halitosis; human respiratory tract; malodor; obligately anaerobic; risk group 2

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