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Genome Announc. 2015 Mar 5;3(2). pii: e00060-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00060-15.

Complete Genome Sequence of the Opitutaceae Bacterium Strain TAV5, a Potential Facultative Methylotroph of the Wood-Feeding Termite Reticulitermes flavipes.

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1
Department of Biology, University of Texas, Arlington, Texas, USA.
2
King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand.
3
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA.
4
DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, USA.
5
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
6
Department of Land, Water and Air Resources, University of California-Davis, Davis, California, USA jmrodrigues@ucdavis.edu.

Abstract

The Opitutaceae bacterium strain TAV5, a member of the phylum Verrucomicrobia, was isolated from the wood-feeding termite hindgut. We report here its complete genome sequence, which contains a chromosome and a plasmid of 7,317,842 bp and 99,831 bp, respectively. The genomic analysis reveals genes for methylotrophy, lignocellulose degradation, and ammonia and sulfate assimilation.

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