High quality draft genome sequence of brachymonas chironomi AIMA4T (DSM 19884T) isolated from a chironomus sp. egg mass

Sivan Laviad, Alla Lapidus, James Han, Matthew Haynes, T. B.K. Reddy, Marcel Huntemann, Amrita Pati, Natalia N. Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Elke Lang, Manfred Rohde, Victor Markowitz, Tanja Woyke, Hans Peter Klenk, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Malka Halpern

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Brachymonas chironomi strain AIMA4T (Halpern et al., 2009) is a Gram-negative, non-motile, aerobic, chemoorganotroph bacterium. B. chironomi is a member of the Comamonadaceae, a family within the class Betaproteobacteria. This species was isolated from a chironomid (Diptera; Chironomidae) egg mass, sampled from a waste stabilization pond in northern Israel. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequences placed strain AIMA4T in the genus Brachymonas. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. The DNA GC content is 63.5%. The chromosome length is 2,509,395 bp. It encodes 2,382 proteins and 68 RNA genes. Brachymonas chironomi genome is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Type Strains, Phase I: the one thousand microbial genomes (KMG) project.

Original languageEnglish
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue numberMAY2015
StatePublished - 1 May 2015

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We would like to gratefully acknowledge the help of Nicole Reimann for growing B. chironomi cultures, and Evelyne-Marie Brambilla for DNA extraction and quality control (both at DSMZ). This work was performed under the auspices of the US Department of Energy's Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research Program, and by the University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory under contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 Genome analysis was supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (No. 2010CB833801). A.L. was supported in part by Russian Ministry of Science Mega-grant no.11.G34.31.0068 (PI Dr Stephen J O’Brien). M. H. was supported in part by a grant from the US Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF grant no. ILB1-7045-HA).

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  • Brachymonas chironomi
  • Chironomid
  • Chironomus
  • Comamonadaceae
  • Egg mass
  • Toxicant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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