Noncontiguous finished genome sequence and description of Virgibacillus massiliensis sp. nov., a moderately halophilic bacterium isolated from human gut

New Microbes New Infect. 2015 Oct 2:8:78-88. doi: 10.1016/j.nmni.2015.09.012. eCollection 2015 Nov.


Strain Vm-5(T) was isolated from the stool specimen of a 10-year-old Amazonian boy. This bacterium is a Gram-positive, strictly aerobic rod, motile by a polar flagellum. Here we describe its phenotypic characteristics and complete genome sequence. The 4 353 177 bp long genome exhibits a G + C content of 36.87% and contains 4394 protein-coding and 125 predicted RNA genes. Phylogenetically and genetically, strain Vm-c is a member of the genus Virgibacillus but is distinct enough to be classified as a new species. We propose the creation of V. massiliensis sp. nov., whose type strain is strain Vm-5(T) (CSUR P971 = DSM 28587).

Keywords: Culturomics; Virgibacillus massiliensis; genome; human gut; moderately halophilic bacteria; taxonogenomics.