Genomic analyses confirm close relatedness between Rhodococcus defluvii and Rhodococcus equi (Rhodococcus hoagii)

Sangal, Vartul, Jones, Amanda, Goodfellow, Michael, Hoskisson, Paul, Kämpfer, Peter and Sutcliffe, Iain (2015) Genomic analyses confirm close relatedness between Rhodococcus defluvii and Rhodococcus equi (Rhodococcus hoagii). Archives of Microbiology, 197 (1). pp. 113-116. ISSN 0302-8933

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00203-014-1060-5

Abstract

Rhodococcus defluvii strain Ca11T was isolated from a bioreactor involved in extensive phosphorus removal. We have sequenced the whole genome of this strain and our comparative genomic and phylogenetic analyses confirm its close relatedness with Rhodococcus equi (Rhodococcus hoagii) strains, which share >80% of the gene content. The R. equi virulence plasmid is absent though most of the chromosomal R. equi virulence-associated genes are present in R. defluvii Ca11T. These data suggest that although R. defluvii is an environmental organism, it has the potential to colonise animal hosts.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00203-014-1060-5.
Subjects: C100 Biology
C500 Microbiology
C700 Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Vartul Sangal
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 12:17
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 07:50
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18365

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