New reference genomes of honey bee-associated bacteria Paenibacillus melissococcoides, Paenibacillus dendritiformis, and Paenibacillus thiaminolyticus

Microbiol Resour Announc. 2023 Sep 19;12(9):e0020923. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00209-23. Epub 2023 Aug 2.


We sequenced the genomes of recently discovered Paenibacillus melissococcoides (CCOS 2000) and of the type strains of closely related P. thiaminolyticus (DSM 7262) and P. dendritiformis (LMG 21716). The three genomes set the basis to unambiguous diagnostic of these honey bee associated Paenibacillus bacteria.

Keywords: European foulbrood; Paenibacillus dendritiformis; Paenibacillus melissococcoides; Paenibacillus thiaminolyticus; brood pathogen; honey bee health.