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Title: High-quality permanent draft genome sequence of Ensifer medicae strain WSM244, a microsymbiont isolated from Medicago polymorpha growing in alkaline soil

We report that Ensifer medicae WSM244 is an aerobic, motile, Gram-negative, non-spore-forming rod that can exist as a soil saprophyte or as a legume microsymbiont of Medicago species. WSM244 was isolated in 1979 from a nodule recovered from the roots of the annual Medicago polymorpha L. growing in alkaline soil (pH 8.0) in Tel Afer, Iraq. WSM244 is the only acid-sensitive E. medicae strain that has been sequenced to date. It is effective at fixing nitrogen with M. polymorpha L., as well as with more alkaline-adapted Medicago spp. such as M. littoralis Loisel., M. scutellata (L.) Mill., M. tornata (L.) Mill. and M. truncatula Gaertn. This strain is also effective with the perennial M. sativa L. Here we describe the features of E. medicae WSM244, together with genome sequence information and its annotation. The 6,650,282 bp high-quality permanent draft genome is arranged into 91 scaffolds of 91 contigs containing 6,427 protein-coding genes and 68 RNA-only encoding genes, and is one of the rhizobial genomes sequenced as part of the DOE Joint Genome Institute 2010 Genomic Encyclopedia for Bacteria and Archaea-Root Nodule Bacteria (GEBA-RNB) project proposal.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [2] ;  [4] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Murdoch Univ., Murdoch (Australia)
  2. DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA (United States)
  3. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  4. DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA (United States); King Abdulaziz Univ., Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Standards in Genomic Sciences
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1944-3277
Publisher:
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
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; Root-nodule bacteria; Nitrogen fixation; Symbiosis; Alphaproteobacteria; Ensifer; GEBA-RNB
OSTI Identifier:
1256943
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1378690

Ardley, Julie, Tian, Rui, O’Hara, Graham, Seshadri, Rekha, Reddy, T. B. K., Pati, Amrita, Woyke, Tanja, Markowitz, Victor, Ivanova, Natalia, Kyrpides, Nikos, Howieson, John, and Reeve, Wayne. High-quality permanent draft genome sequence of Ensifer medicae strain WSM244, a microsymbiont isolated from Medicago polymorpha growing in alkaline soil. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1186/s40793-015-0119-5.
Ardley, Julie, Tian, Rui, O’Hara, Graham, Seshadri, Rekha, Reddy, T. B. K., Pati, Amrita, Woyke, Tanja, Markowitz, Victor, Ivanova, Natalia, Kyrpides, Nikos, Howieson, John, & Reeve, Wayne. High-quality permanent draft genome sequence of Ensifer medicae strain WSM244, a microsymbiont isolated from Medicago polymorpha growing in alkaline soil. United States. doi:10.1186/s40793-015-0119-5.
Ardley, Julie, Tian, Rui, O’Hara, Graham, Seshadri, Rekha, Reddy, T. B. K., Pati, Amrita, Woyke, Tanja, Markowitz, Victor, Ivanova, Natalia, Kyrpides, Nikos, Howieson, John, and Reeve, Wayne. 2015. "High-quality permanent draft genome sequence of Ensifer medicae strain WSM244, a microsymbiont isolated from Medicago polymorpha growing in alkaline soil". United States. doi:10.1186/s40793-015-0119-5. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1256943.
@article{osti_1256943,
title = {High-quality permanent draft genome sequence of Ensifer medicae strain WSM244, a microsymbiont isolated from Medicago polymorpha growing in alkaline soil},
author = {Ardley, Julie and Tian, Rui and O’Hara, Graham and Seshadri, Rekha and Reddy, T. B. K. and Pati, Amrita and Woyke, Tanja and Markowitz, Victor and Ivanova, Natalia and Kyrpides, Nikos and Howieson, John and Reeve, Wayne},
abstractNote = {We report that Ensifer medicae WSM244 is an aerobic, motile, Gram-negative, non-spore-forming rod that can exist as a soil saprophyte or as a legume microsymbiont of Medicago species. WSM244 was isolated in 1979 from a nodule recovered from the roots of the annual Medicago polymorpha L. growing in alkaline soil (pH 8.0) in Tel Afer, Iraq. WSM244 is the only acid-sensitive E. medicae strain that has been sequenced to date. It is effective at fixing nitrogen with M. polymorpha L., as well as with more alkaline-adapted Medicago spp. such as M. littoralis Loisel., M. scutellata (L.) Mill., M. tornata (L.) Mill. and M. truncatula Gaertn. This strain is also effective with the perennial M. sativa L. Here we describe the features of E. medicae WSM244, together with genome sequence information and its annotation. The 6,650,282 bp high-quality permanent draft genome is arranged into 91 scaffolds of 91 contigs containing 6,427 protein-coding genes and 68 RNA-only encoding genes, and is one of the rhizobial genomes sequenced as part of the DOE Joint Genome Institute 2010 Genomic Encyclopedia for Bacteria and Archaea-Root Nodule Bacteria (GEBA-RNB) project proposal.},
doi = {10.1186/s40793-015-0119-5},
journal = {Standards in Genomic Sciences},
number = 1,
volume = 10,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {12}
}

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