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Title: Complete genome of the cellulolytic ruminal bacterium Ruminococcus albus 7

Author
item SUEN, GARRET - University Of Wisconsin
item Stevenson, David
item BRUCE, DAVID - Department Of Energy Joint Genome
item CHERTKOV, OLGA - Los Alamos National Research Laboratory
item COPELAND, ALEX - Department Of Energy Joint Genome
item CHENG, JAN-FENG - Department Of Energy Joint Genome
item DETTER, CHRIS - Los Alamos National Research Laboratory
item DETTER, JOHN - Los Alamos National Research Laboratory
item GOODWIN, LYNNE - Los Alamos National Research Laboratory
item HAN, CLIFF - Los Alamos National Research Laboratory
item HAUSER, LOREN - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
item IVANOVA, N - Joint Genome Institute
item KYRPIDES, N - Joint Genome Institute
item LAND, MIRIAM - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
item LAPIDUS, ALLA - Joint Genome Institute
item LUCAS, SUSAN - Joint Genome Institute
item OVCHINNIKOVA, G - Joint Genome Institute
item PITLUCK, SAM - Joint Genome Institute
item TAPIA, ROXANE - Los Alamos National Research Laboratory
item WOYKE, TANIA - Joint Genome Institute
item BOYUM, JULIE - Lucigen Corporation
item MEAD, DAVID - Lucigen Corporation
item Weimer, Paul

Submitted to: Journal of Bacteriology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/8/2011
Publication Date: 9/13/2011
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/58635
Citation: Suen, G., Stevenson, D.M., Bruce, D., Chertkov, O., Copeland, A., Cheng, J., Detter, C., Detter, J.C., Goodwin, L.A., Han, C.S., Hauser, L.J., Ivanova, N.N., Kyrpides, N.C., Land, M.L., Lapidus, A., Lucas, S., Ovchinnikova, G., Pitluck, S., Tapia, R., Woyke, T., Boyum, J., Mead, D., Weimer, P.J. 2011. Complete genome of the cellulolytic ruminal bacterium Ruminococcus albus 7. Journal of Bacteriology. 193:5574-5575.

Interpretive Summary: Determining the complete nucleotide sequence of the genome of an individual strain of bacterium is the first step in understanding the capabilities of the strain, and in identifying novel enzymes (such as those useful for biofuels production) that might be produced by the strain. We sequenced the entire genome of the ruminal bacterium Ruminococcus albus 7, including its single chromosome and four extra non-chromosomal elements. Together these comprise over 4.4 million bases (equivalent to the letters in a code unique to this strain). The results will be useful to researchers seeking new enzymes for improving animal feeding or for biofuels production.

Technical Abstract: Ruminococcus albus 7 is a highly cellulolytic rumen bacterium that is a member of the phylum Firmicutes. Here, we describe the complete genome for this microbe. This genome will be useful for rumen microbiology, cellulosome biology, and in biofuel production, as one of its major fermentation products is ethanol.