Complete genome of Nitrosospira briensis C-128, an ammonia-oxidizing bacterium from agricultural soil

Marlen C. Rice, Jeanette M. Norton, Frederica Valois, Annette Bollmann, Peter J. Bottomley, Martin G. Klotz, Hendrikus J. Laanbroek, Yuichi Suwa, Lisa Y. Stein, Luis Sayavedra-Soto, Tanja Woyke, Nicole Shapiro, Lynne A. Goodwin, Marcel Huntemann, Alicia Clum, Manoj Pillay, Nikos Kyrpides, Neha Varghese, Natalia Mikhailova, Victor MarkowitzKrishna Palaniappan, Natalia Ivanova, Dimitrios Stamatis, T. B. K. Reddy, Chew Yee Ngan, Chris Daum

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Nitrosospira briensis C-128 is an ammonia-oxidizing bacterium isolated from an acid agricultural soil. N. briensis C-128 was sequenced with PacBio RS technologies at the DOE-Joint Genome Institute through their Community Science Program (2010). The high-quality finished genome contains one chromosome of 3.21 Mb and no plasmids. We identified 3073 gene models, 3018 of which are protein coding. The two-way average nucleotide identity between the chromosomes of Nitrosospira multiformis ATCC 25196 and Nitrosospira briensis C-128 was found to be 77.2 %. Multiple copies of modules encoding chemolithotrophic metabolism were identified in their genomic context. The gene inventory supports chemolithotrophic metabolism with implications for function in soil environments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016



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Rice, M. C., Norton, J. M., Valois, F., Bollmann, A., Bottomley, P. J., Klotz, M. G., Laanbroek, H. J., Suwa, Y., Stein, L. Y., Sayavedra-Soto, L., Woyke, T., Shapiro, N., Goodwin, L. A., Huntemann, M., Clum, A., Pillay, M., Kyrpides, N., Varghese, N., Mikhailova, N., ... Daum, C. (2016). Complete genome of Nitrosospira briensis C-128, an ammonia-oxidizing bacterium from agricultural soil. Standards in Genomic Sciences, 11(1), 46.