Electrothrix laxa


Citation

Formal styling
Electrothrix laxa Sereika et al., 2023
Effective publication
Sereika et al., 2023
SeqCode status
Valid (SeqCode)
Register List
seqco.de/r:gifil884 (validated)
Cannonical URL
https://seqco.de/i:23723

Nomenclature

Rank
Species
Syllabication
la'xa
Etymology
L. fem. adj. laxa, large, referring to its relatively large cell diameter compared to other cable bacteria species
Nomenclatural type
NCBI Assembly: GCA_942492895.1
Reference strain
MAR-scMAG (TS)
Nomenclatural status
Validly published under the SeqCode

Taxonomy

Description
Filamentous bacteria of centimeter length that inhabit the surface of marine and coastal sediment and conduct electrons from sulfide-oxidizing cells to oxygen- or nitrate-reducing cells. Gliding motility. Gram-negative, with distinct ridges running longitudinally along the filament. Cell diameters 1-6 µm. Can assimilate acetate and propionate; CO2 fixation via the Wood-Ljungdahl pathway. Contains c-type cytochromes and type IV pili (PilA). Polyphosphate and polyglucose storage. Distinguishable by morphology and genome.
Notes
Originally described as Ca. Electrothrix laxa by Sereika et al. 2023.
Proposed as valid species under the SeqCode by Plum-Jensen et al., in revision.
Classification
Bacteria » Desulfobacterota » Desulfobulbia » Desulfobales » Desulfobulbaceae » Electrothrix » Electrothrix laxa
Parent
Electrothrix

Genomics

Accession
NCBI Assembly:GCA_942492895.1
Type
Metagenome-Assembled Genome (MAG)
Estimated Quality Metrics
  • Completeness: 90.01%
  • Contamination: 0.67%
  • Quality: 86.66
Ribosomal and transfer RNA genes
  • 1 16S rRNA (up to 100.0%)
  • 1 23S rRNA (up to 100.0%)
  • tRNAs for 19 amino acids
Sequencing depth
39.0 ×
Source
Other features
  • G+C Content: 47.14%
  • Coding Density: 86.44%
  • Codon Table: 11
  • N50: 4,075,262 bp
  • Contigs: 1
  • Largest Contig: 4,075,262 bp
  • Assembly Length: 4,075,262 bp
  • Ambiguous Assembly Fraction: 0.0%
Submitter comments
Single-contig hybrid assembly from Illumina and Nanopore reads, quality check by CheckM2
Automated checks
Complete
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Metadata

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Local history
Registered by
Schramm, Andreas 5 months ago
Submitted by
Schramm, Andreas 4 months ago
Curators
Validated by
Palmer, Marike about 1 month ago

Publications
2

Citation Title
Plum-Jensen et al., 2024, Systematic and Applied Microbiology First single-strain enrichments of Electrothrix cable bacteria, description of E. aestuarii sp. nov. and E. rattekaaiensis sp. nov., and proposal of a cable bacteria taxonomy following the rules of the SeqCode
Sereika et al., 2023, The ISME Journal Closed genomes uncover a saltwater species of Candidatus Electronema and shed new light on the boundary between marine and freshwater cable bacteria
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