High quality permanent draft genome sequence of Phaseolibacter flectens ATCC 12775T, a plant pathogen of French bean pods

Yana Aizenberg-Gershtein, Ido Izhaki, Alla Lapidus, Alex Copeland, T. B.K. Reddy, Marcel Huntemann, Manoj Pillay, Victor Markowitz, Markus Göker, Tanja Woyke, Hans Peter Klenk, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Malka Halpern

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Phaseolibacter flectens strain ATCC 12775T (Halpern et al., Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 63:268-273, 2013) is a Gram-negative, rod shaped, motile, aerobic, chemoorganotroph bacterium. Ph. flectens is as a plant-pathogenic bacterium on pods of French bean and was first identified by Johnson (1956) as Pseudomonas flectens. After its phylogenetic position was reexamined, Pseudomonas flectens was transferred to the family Enterobacteriaceae as Phaseolibacter flectens gen. nov., comb. nov. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the draft genome sequence and annotation. The DNA GC content is 44.34 mol%. The chromosome length is 2,748,442 bp. It encodes 2,437 proteins and 89 RNA genes. Ph. flectens genome is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Type Strains, Phase I: the one thousand microbial genomes study.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 13 Jan 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This project has been supported by the Community Sequencing Program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute. The sequencing, assembly and automated genome analysis work at the DOE-JGI was supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under contract no. DE-AC02-05CH11231. AL was supported in part by St. Petersburg State University grant (No This work was also supported in part by a grant from the Israel Science Foundation (ISF, grant no. 1094/12) (Prof. Ido Izhaki and Prof. Malka Halpern, PIs) and in part by a grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, GZ: HO 930/5-1) (Prof. Malka Halpern).

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© 2016 Aizenberg-Gershtein et al.


  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • French bean pod
  • Phaseolibacter flectens
  • Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Plant pathogen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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