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Research Project: ANIMAL AND MANURE MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND REDUCED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Location: Agroecosystems Management Research

Title: Improved hybrid genome assemblies of 2 strains of Bacteroides xylanisolvens SD-CC-1b and SD-CC-2a using Illumina and 454 sequencing technologies

Author
item Ramaraj, Thiruvarangan - National Center For Genome Resources
item Sundararajan, Anitha - National Center For Genome Resources
item Schilkey, Faye - National Center For Genome Resources
item Delvecchio, Vito - Vital Probes
item Donlon, Mildred - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
item Ziemer, Cherie
item Mudge, Joaan - National Center For Genome Resources

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.