Strauss, Alexander T.

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Draft Genome Sequence of “ Candidatus Spirobacillus cienkowskii,” a Pathogen of Freshwater Daphnia Species, Reconstructed from Hemolymph Metagenomic Reads

Bresciani et al. (2018). Microbiology Resource Announcements 7 (22)
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Ca. Spirobacillus cienkowskii
Genetics Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) Molecular Biology
We report here the near-complete genome sequence of “ Candidatus Spirobacillus cienkowskii,” a spiral-shaped, red-pigmented uncultivated bacterial pathogen of Daphnia spp. The genome is 2.74 Mbp in size, has a GC content of 32.1%, and contains genes associated with bacterial motility and the production of carotenoids, which could explain the distinctive red color of hosts infected with this pathogen.