Genome sequence and description of Corynebacterium ihumii sp. nov

Stand Genomic Sci. 2014 Mar 15;9(3):1128-43. doi: 10.4056/sigs.5149006. eCollection 2014 Jun 15.


Corynebacterium ihumii strain GD7(T) sp. nov. is proposed as the type strain of a new species, which belongs to the family Corynebacteriaceae of the class Actinobacteria. This strain was isolated from the fecal flora of a 62 year-old male patient, as a part of the culturomics study. Corynebacterium ihumii is a Gram positive, facultativly anaerobic, nonsporulating bacillus. Here, we describe the features of this organism, together with the high quality draft genome sequence, annotation and the comparison with other member of the genus Corynebacteria. C. ihumii genome is 2,232,265 bp long (one chromosome but no plasmid) containing 2,125 protein-coding and 53 RNA genes, including 4 rRNA genes. The whole-genome shotgun sequence of Corynebacterium ihumii strain GD7(T) sp. nov has been deposited in EMBL under accession number GCA_000403725.

Keywords: Corynebacterium ihumii; culturomics; genome; taxono-genomics.