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Title: High-quality permanent draft genome sequence of Rhizobium sullae strain WSM1592; a Hedysarum coronarium microsymbiont from Sassari, Italy

Rhizobium sullae strain WSM1592 is an aerobic, Gram-negative, non-spore-forming rod that was isolated from an effective nitrogen (N2) fixing root nodule formed on the short-lived perennial legume Hedysarum coronarium (also known as Sulla coronaria or Sulla). WSM1592 was isolated from a nodule recovered from H. coronarium roots located in Ottava, bordering Sassari, Sardinia in 1995. WSM1592 is highly effective at fixing nitrogen with H. coronarium, and is currently the commercial Sulla inoculant strain in Australia. Here we describe the features of R. sullae strain WSM1592, together with genome sequence information and its annotation. The 7,530,820 bp high-quality permanent draft genome is arranged into 118 scaffolds of 118 contigs containing 7.453 protein-coding genes and 73 RNA-only encoding genes. In conclusion, this rhizobial genome is sequenced as part of the DOE Joint Genome Institute 2010 Genomic Encyclopedia for Bacteria and Archaea-Root Nodule Bacteria (GEBA-RNB) project.
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  1. Dept. of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (Australia); Murdoch Univ., Western Australia (Australia)
  2. Murdoch Univ., Western Australia (Australia)
  3. DOE Joint Genome Inst., Walnut Creek, CA (United States)
  4. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  5. DOE Joint Genome Inst., Walnut Creek, CA (United States); King Abdulaziz Univ., Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
  6. Dept. of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (Australia)
  7. Univ. of Sassari, Sardinia (Italy)
  8. National Research Council (CNR), Sassari (Italy). Inst. for the Animal Production System in the Mediterranean Environment (ISPAAM)
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; Alphaproteobacteria; GEBA-RNB
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