Location: Produce Safety and Microbiology ResearchTitle: Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter halophilus type strain CCUG 53805
Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/12/2018
Publication Date: 10/11/2018
Citation: Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Bono, J.L. 2018. Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter halophilus type strain CCUG 53805. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7(14):e01077-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01077-18.
Interpretive Summary: Members of the genus Arcobacter have been isolated from a wide range of hosts and environments. Some species have been isolated from food animals, such as chicken and fish. However, some Arcobacter species are more free-living and have been recovered from sea water, sewage and other environmental sources. Arcobacter halophilus was isolated from a hypersaline lagoon on an atoll in the Hawaiian Island chain. It is also unusual among arcobacters in that it is an obligate halophile, that is the strain cannot grow in the absence of salt. This species can also grow in salt concentrations up to 18%. To determine the genetic makeup of this organism as part of a project to understand the genetics of arcobacters in general, the chromosomal sequence of this organism was determined. Consistent with its isolation from a high-salt location, this organism possesses multiple genes that would permit it to grow and thrive under high salt conditions.
Technical Abstract: Many Arcobacter spp. are free-living and routinely recovered from marine environments. Arcobacter halophilus was isolated from hypersaline lagoon water in the Hawaiian Islands, and was demonstrated to be an obligate halophile. This study describes the complete whole-genome sequence of the A. halophilus type strain CCUG 53805T (=LA31BT = ATCC BAA-1022T).