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Title: High-Quality draft genome sequence of the Lotus spp. microsymbiont Mesorhizobium loti strain CJ3Sym

Mesorhizobium loti strain CJ3Sym was isolated in 1998 following transfer of the integrative and conjugative element ICE Ml SymR7A , also known as the R7A symbiosis island, in a laboratory mating from the donor M. loti strain R7A to a nonsymbiotic recipient Mesorhizobium strain CJ3. Strain CJ3 was originally isolated from a field site in the Rocklands range in New Zealand in 1994. CJ3Sym is an aerobic, Gram-negative, non-spore-forming rod. This report reveals the genome of M. loti strain CJ3Sym currently comprises 70 scaffolds totaling 7,563,725 bp. In conclusion, the high-quality draft genome is arranged in 70 scaffolds of 71 contigs, contains 7,331 protein-coding genes and 70 RNA-only encoding genes, and is part of the GEBA-RNB project proposal.
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  1. Murdoch Univ. Perth, WA (Australia). Centre for Rhizobium Studies
  2. Univ. of Otago, Dunedin (New Zealand)
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  4. DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA (United States)
  5. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  6. DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA (United States); King Abdulaziz Univ., Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231; AC52-07NA27344; AC02-06NA25396
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Standards in Genomic Sciences
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1944-3277
BioMed Central
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Root-nodule bacteria; Nitrogen fixation; Symbiosis; Alphaproteobacteria; GEBA-RNB