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The Genome Sequence of the Halobacterium salinarum Type Strain Is Closely Related to That of Laboratory Strains NRC-1 and R1

By Friedhelm Pfeiffer, Anita Marchfelder, Bianca Habermann and Mike Dyall-Smith

Abstract

International audienceHigh-coverage long-read sequencing of the Halobacterium salinarum type strain (91-R6) revealed a 2.17-Mb chromosome and two large plasmids (148 and 102 kb). Population heterogeneity and long repeats were observed. Strain 91-R6 and laboratory strain R1 showed 99.63% sequence identity in common chromosomal regions and only 38 strain-specific segments. This information resolves the previously uncertain relationship between type and laboratory strains

Topics: [SDV.MP.BAC]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Microbiology and Parasitology/Bacteriology, [SDV.BID.SPT]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Biodiversity/Systematics, Phylogenetics and taxonomy, [SDV.BBM.GTP]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Biochemistry, Molecular Biology/Genomics [q-bio.GN], [SDV.BIBS]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Quantitative Methods [q-bio.QM]
Publisher: 'American Society for Microbiology'
Year: 2019
DOI identifier: 10.1128/MRA.00429-19
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-02368981v1

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