Non-contiguous finished genome sequence and description of Collinsella massiliensis sp. nov

Stand Genomic Sci. 2014 Mar 15;9(3):1144-58. doi: 10.4056/sigs.5399696. eCollection 2014 Jun 15.


Collinsella massiliensis strain GD3(T) is the type strain of Collinsella massiliensis sp. nov., a new species within the genus Collinsella. This strain, whose genome is described here, was isolated from the fecal flora of a 53-year-old French Caucasoid woman who had been admitted to intensive care unit for Guillain-Barré syndrome. Collinsella massiliensis is a Gram-positive, obligate anaerobic, non motile and non sporulating bacillus. Here, we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. The genome is 2,319,586 bp long (1 chromosome, no plasmid), exhibits a G+C content of 65.8% and contains 2,003 protein-coding and 54 RNA genes, including 1 rRNA operon.

Keywords: Collinsella massiliensis; culturomics; genome; taxono-genomics.