Location: Produce Safety and Microbiology ResearchTitle: Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter canalis type strain LMG 29148
Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/14/2019
Publication Date: 10/31/2019
Citation: Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Chapman, M.H. 2019. Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter canalis type strain LMG 29148. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8(44):e01156-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01156-19.
Interpretive Summary: Members of the genus Arcobacter have been isolated from a wide range of hosts and environments. Arcobacters have been recovered from freshwater, seawater and contaminated environmental waters. Additionally, several Arcobacter species have been recovered from shellfish. Arcobacter canalis was isolated from shellfish (mussels and oysters) and from a canal contaminated with urban sewage. Arcobacter canalis is also highly-related to Arcobacter marinus, which was recovered in Korea from a blended sample containing surface seawater from the Sea of Japan, seaweed and a starfish. This study reports the first closed chromosomal sequence for the A. canalis type strain. Consistent with its similarity to A. marinus, A. canalis contains many of the same genes as A. marinus, but with some variable regions. However, analysis of the A. canalis gene content predicts biochemical abilities in contradiction to the original published description. The gene content-predicted biochemistry was confirmed through testing, indicating that the original published description was in error, as was the original description of the related species A. marinus.
Technical Abstract: Arcobacter canalis was originally recovered from shellfish and from a sewage-contaminated canal. A. canalis is closely related to the marine arcobacter Arcobacter marinus. This study describes the complete whole-genome sequence of the A. canalis type strain, LMG 29148 (=F138-33T; =CECT 8984T), that was recovered from oysters.