Location: Agroecosystems Management ResearchTitle: Improved hybrid genome assemblies of 2 strains of Bacteroides xylanisolvens SD-CC-1b and SD-CC-2a using Illumina and 454 sequencing technologies) Author
Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/13/2014
Publication Date: 4/3/2014
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/58697
Citation: Ramaraj, T., Sundararajan, A., Schilkey, F., Delvecchio, V., Donlon, M., Ziemer, C.J., Mudge, J. 2014. Improved hybrid genome assemblies of 2 strains of Bacteroides xylanisolvens SD-CC-1b and SD-CC-2a using Illumina and 454 sequencing technologies. Genome Announcements. 2:1-2. Interpretive Summary: Two strains of Bacteroides xylanisolvens were isolated from human feces. They demonstrated the ability to grow on cellulose, which had not been previously reported. Both strains had there genomes sequenced and annotated. These sequences will allow for the assessment of the ability of these bacteria to utilize dietary components. Both humans and animals will beneift from the understanding gained from studying the genomes of these intestinal bacteria and their effects in health and disease.
Technical Abstract: Bacteroides xlyanisolvens strains (SD_CC_1b, SD_CC_2a) isolated from human feces were able to grow on crystalline cellulose. Cellulolytic properties are not common in Bacteroides species. Here, we report improved genome sequences of both the B. xlyanisolvens strains.