High quality draft genome sequence of Segniliparus rugosus CDC 945(T)= (ATCC BAA-974(T))

Stand Genomic Sci. 2011 Dec 31;5(3):389-97. doi: 10.4056/sigs.2255041. Epub 2011 Dec 30.


Segniliparus rugosus represents one of two species in the genus Segniliparus, the sole genus in the family Segniliparaceae. A unique and interesting feature of this family is the presence of extremely long carbon-chain length mycolic acids bound in the cell wall. S. rugosus is also a medically important species because it is an opportunistic pathogen associated with mammalian lung disease. This report represents the second species in the genus to have its genome sequenced. The 3,567,567 bp long genome with 3,516 protein-coding and 49 RNA genes is part of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, Human Microbiome Project.

Keywords: Human Microbiome Project; Segniliparaceae,genome sequencing.