Non-contiguous finished genome sequence and description of Kurthia senegalensis sp. nov

Stand Genomic Sci. 2014 Feb 20;9(3):1319-30. doi: 10.4056/sigs.5078947. eCollection 2014 Jun 15.


Kurthia senegalensis strain JC8E(T) sp. nov. is the type strain of K. senegalensis sp. nov., a new species within the genus Kurthia. This strain, whose genome is described here, was isolated from the fecal flora of a healthy patient. K. senegalensis is an aerobic rod. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. The 2,975,103 bp long genome contains 2,889 protein-coding genes and 83 RNA genes, including between 4 and 6 rRNA genes.

Keywords: Firmicutes; Kurthia senegalensis; capsule; culturomics; flagella.