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Title: Genome sequence of Bradyrhizobium sp. WSM1253; a microsymbiont of Ornithopus compressus from the Greek Island of Sifnos

Bradyrhizobium sp. WSM1253 is a novel N 2-fixing bacterium isolated from a root nodule of the herbaceous annual legume Ornithopus compressus that was growing on the Greek Island of Sifnos. WSM1253 emerged as a strain of interest in an Australian program that was selecting inoculant quality bradyrhizobial strains for inoculation of Mediterranean species of lupins ( Lupinus angustifolius, L. princei, L. atlanticus, L. pilosus ). In this report we describe, for the first time, the genome sequence information and annotation of this legume microsymbiont. The 8,719,808 bp genome has a G + C content of 63.09 % with 71 contigs arranged into two scaffolds. The assembled genome contains 8,432 protein-coding genes, 66 RNA genes and a single rRNA operon. In conclusion, this improved-high-quality draft rhizobial genome is one of 20 sequenced through a DOE Joint Genome Institute 2010 Community Sequencing Project.
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  1. Murdoch Univ., Murdoch (Australia). Centre for Rhizobium Studies
  2. Murdoch Univ., Murdoch (Australia). Centre for Rhizobium Studies; Department of Agriculture and Food, South Perth (Australia)
  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 University, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
Publication Date:
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; rhizobia; Ornithopus
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OSTI ID: 1378661