High quality draft genome sequence of Bacteroides barnesiae type strain BL2(T) (DSM 18169(T)) from chicken caecum

Stand Genomic Sci. 2015 Aug 2:10:48. doi: 10.1186/s40793-015-0045-6. eCollection 2015.


Bacteroides barnesiae Lan et al. 2006 is a species of the genus Bacteroides, which belongs to the family Bacteroidaceae. Strain BL2(T) is of interest because it was isolated from the gut of a chicken and the growing awareness that the anaerobic microbiota of the caecum is of benefit for the host and may impact poultry farming. The 3,621,509 bp long genome with its 3,059 protein-coding and 97 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Type Strains, Phase I: the one thousand microbial genomes (KMG) project.

Keywords: Bacteroidaceae; Cecum; Gram-negative; Non-motile; Poultry; Rod-shaped; Strictly anaerobic.