Submitted to: American Society for Microbiology, Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/25/2015
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: Identification and characterization of novel bacteria in the swine intestinal tract will improve our understanding of their impact on animal health and how they interact within the gut environment, including other bacteria. A novel swine intestinal bacterium that can use pig intestinal mucus for energy, suggesting an important relationship with the animal, was isolated. The complete genome was sequenced, revealing unique features when compared to genomes of close bacterial relatives. Information within the bacterial genome will highlight important roles the bacterium plays within the swine gut.
Technical Abstract: A novel Coriobacteriaceae bacterium (Strain 68-1-3) was isolated from the ileum of the swine intestinal tract using a selective mucus-based medium. Here we present the finished genome sequence for the swine commensal, totaling 1.97 Mb in size. Genome-wide differences and low 16S rRNA gene sequence identity suggest that Strain 68-1-3 is possibly a newly discovered genus within the Coriobacteriaceae family.