High quality draft genome sequence of Meganema perideroedes str. Gr1(T) and a proposal for its reclassification to the family Meganemaceae fam. nov

Stand Genomic Sci. 2015 Feb 27:10:23. doi: 10.1186/s40793-015-0013-1. eCollection 2015.


Meganema perideroedes Gr1(T) is a filamentous bacterium isolated from an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant where it is implicated in poor sludge settleability (bulking). M. perideroedes is the sole described species of the genus Meganema and of the proposed novel family "Meganemaceae". Here we describe the features of the type strain Gr1(T) along with its annotated genome sequence. The 3,409,949 bp long draft genome consists of 22 scaffolds with 3,033 protein-coding and 59 RNA genes and is a part of Genomic Encyclopedia of Type Strains, Phase I: the one thousand microbial genomes KMG project. Notably, genome annotation indicated the potential for facultative methylotrophy. However, the ability to utilize methanol as a carbon source could not be empirically demonstrated for the type strain or for in situ Meganema spp. strains.

Keywords: Activated sludge; Bulking; Facultative methylotroph; Filamentous; Meganema; Meganemaceae; Wastewater.