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Genome Sequence of Kordia sp. Strain SMS9 Identified in a Non-Axenic Culture of the Diatom Skeletonema marinoi.

Journal article
Authors Matthew I. M. Pinder
Oskar N. Johansson
Alvar Almstedt
Olga Kourtchenko
Adrian K Clarke
Anna Godhe
Mats H. Töpel
Published in Journal of genomics
Volume 7
Pages 46-49
ISSN 1839-9940
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of marine sciences
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Pages 46-49
Language en
Subject categories Bioinformatics and Systems Biology


Initial efforts to sequence the genome of the marine diatom Skeletonema marinoi were hampered by the presence of genetic material from bacteria, and there was sufficient material from some of these bacteria to enable the assembly of full chromosomes. Here, we report the genome of strain SMS9, one such bacterial species identified in a non-axenic culture of S. marinoi strain ST54. Its 5,482,391 bp circular chromosome contains 4,641 CDSs, and has a G+C content of 35.6%. Based on 16S rRNA comparison, phylotaxonomic analysis, and the genome similarity metrics dDDH and OrthoANI, we place this strain in the genus Kordia, and to the best of our knowledge, this is the first Kordia species to be initially described from European waters. As attempts to culture this strain have failed, however, the specifics of its relationship with S. marinoi are still uncertain.

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