Location: Aquatic Animal Health ResearchTitle: Draft genome sequences of Cetobacterium somerae 2G large and two novel Cetobacterium isolates from intestines of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)
|LAFRENTZ, STACEY - Auburn University|
|ARIAS, COVA - Auburn University|
Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/7/2020
Publication Date: 10/29/2020
Citation: Lafrentz, B.R., Lafrentz, S.A., Beck, B.H., Arias, C. 2020. Draft genome sequences of Cetobacterium somerae 2G large and two novel Cetobacterium isolates from intestines of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus). Microbiology Resource Announcements. 9:e01006-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01006-20.
Interpretive Summary: The genus Cetobacterium is comprised of two described species, C. ceti and C. somerae. Our research, among others, have shown a high prevalence of Cetobacterium in the intestinal tracts of fish. This finding has led us to explore the role of these bacteria in the physiology of the fish intestinal tract and their potential use as probiotics in aquaculture. The draft genomes reported here will assist in this research.
Technical Abstract: We report the draft genome sequences of Cetobacterium somerae 2G Large, and two Cetobacterium spp. isolates, 2A and 8H, which may represent novel species. The isolates were recovered from the intestines of catfish and the genomes will assist in research to understand their potential use as probiotics in aquaculture.