Podar, Mircea


Publications (4)

Candidatus Nanopusillus

Citation
St. John et al. (2023). Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria
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Ca. Nanopusillus
Abstract
Abstract Na.no.pu.sil'lus. Gr. masc. n. nânos, a dwarf; L. masc. adj. pusillus, very small; N.L. masc. n. Nanopusillus, a very small member of the Nanoarchaeota . Nanoarchaeota / Nanobdellia / Nanobdellales / Nanobdellaceae / Candidatus Nanopusillus The genus Candidatus Nanopusillus is comprised of small coccoid cells (∼100–400 nm) that live epibiotically on the surface of archaeal hosts. The first described species, Candidatus Nanopusillus acidilobi, is an anaerobic, hyperthermophilic acidophile whose best growth is observed at 82°C, pH 3.6, cultivated from a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park. Ca . Nanopusillus acidilobi cells associate with the Crenarchaeota host organism Acidilobus sp. 7A. Archaeal flagella (archaella) have been predicted from the genome sequence and shown to be expressed in the proteome. A second putative species, Candidatus Nanopusillus massiliensis, was recently reported from human dental plaque and associates with the methanogen Methanobrevibacter oralis . The genome consists of a single scaffold which is highly fragmented by spans of ambiguous nucleotides, with 16S rRNA gene fragments from Bacteria . Both species have small genomes (∼0.6 Mb) encoding few biosynthetic genes and no apparent ATP synthase complex genes, suggesting that the nanoarchaeotes rely on their host for the production of major cellular precursors. DNA G + C content (mol%) : 24 (genome analysis). Type species : Candidatus Nanopusillus acidilobi Wurch et al. 2016.

Complete Genome Sequence of Human Oral Saccharibacterium “ Candidatus Nanosynbacter sp. HMT352” Strain KC1

Citation
Cross et al. (2022). Microbiology Resource Announcements 11 (2)
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Ca. Nanosynbacter
Subjects
Genetics Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) Molecular Biology
Abstract
“Cand. Nanosynbacter sp. HMT352” strain KC1 is an ectoparasitic saccharibacterium/TM7 that was co-isolated from a human saliva sample with its obligate bacterial host, Schaalia odontolytica . The genome of strain KC1 enables studies of the mechanisms and evolution of interspecies interactions and, for oral species, studies of their potential roles in health and disease.

Draft Genome Sequence of Schaalia odontolytica Strain ORNL0103, a Basibiont of “ Candidatus Saccharibacteria” HMT352

Citation
Podar et al. (2021). Microbiology Resource Announcements 10 (44)
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Ca. Saccharibacteria
Subjects
Genetics Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) Molecular Biology
Abstract
Here, we report the draft, nearly complete genome sequence of the human oral actinobacterium Schaalia odontolytica strain ORNL0103, which was isolated in association with “ Candidatus Saccharibacteria” HMT352 strain ORNL0105. The genome was sequenced using a combination of Pacific Biosciences and Illumina platforms and encodes 1,948 proteins and 60 RNAs.