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Stand Genomic Sci. 2011 Feb 22;4(1):81-90. doi: 10.4056/sigs.1603927.

Complete genome sequence of Weeksella virosa type strain (9751).

Abstract

Weeksella virosa Holmes et al. 1987 is the sole member and type species of the genus Weeksella which belongs to the family Flavobacteriaceae of the phylum Bacteroidetes. Twenty-nine isolates, collected from clinical specimens provided the basis for the taxon description. While the species seems to be a saprophyte of the mucous membranes of healthy man and warm-blooded animals a causal relationship with disease has been reported in a few instances. Except for the ability to produce indole and to hydrolyze Tween and proteins such as casein and gelatin, this aerobic, non-motile, non-pigmented bacterial species is metabolically inert in most traditional biochemical tests. The 2,272,954 bp long genome with its 2,105 protein-coding and 76 RNA genes consists of one circular chromosome and is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

KEYWORDS:

Flavobacteriaceae; GEBA; Gram-negative; inhabitant of mucosa; lyses proteins; slimy; strictly aerobic

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PMC3072086
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