Teredinibacter turnerae Distel et al. 2002, sp. nov. (ATCC® 39867)

Strain Designations: T7901  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Teredinobacter turnerae Distel et al. 2002, sp. nov.
Strain Designations T7901
Degrades cellulose
From the shipworm Bankia gouldi collected at the Newport River, Duke Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, North Carolina
Type Strain no
Biosafety Level 1
Product Format frozen
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain no
This culture was originally deposited as Strain T7902. Comparison of 10kb of contiguous sequence including the 3 end of the 23S rRNA, the 23S-5S spacer, the 5S rRNA and 12 subsequent contiguous open reading frames from ATCC 39867 with the genome sequence determined for Strain T7901 obtained from the original stock in the Waterbury collection revealed identical sequence alignement. However, ATCC 39867 differed by ~6% in nucleotide sequence from T7902 over 8kb of homologous protein coding sequence from the same genome region. Further, comparison of the ribotype patterns from ATCC 39867 and the original stocks of T7901 and T7902 from the Waterbury collection demonstrated that ATCC 39867 matched the T7901 pattern and differed from T7902. Personal communication Daniel L. Distel, Ph.D. Executive Director, Ocean Genome Legacy (April 2009)
Medium Medium 1983: Teredinobacter medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30.0°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor JB Waterbury
From the shipworm Bankia gouldi collected at the Newport River, Duke Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, North Carolina

Waterbury JB, et al. Bacteria for cellulose digestion. US Patent 4,861,721 dated Aug 29 1989

Distel DL, et al. Phylogenetic characterization and in situ localization of the bacterial symbiont of shipworms (Teredinidae: Bivalvia) by using 16S rRNA sequence analysis and oligodeoxynucleotide probe hybridization. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 57: 2376-2382, 1991. PubMed: 1722662

Distel DL, et al. Teredinibacter turnerae gen. nov., sp. nov., a dinitrogen-fixing, cellulolytic, endosymbiotic gamma-proteobacterium isolated from the gills of wood-boring molluscs (Bivalvia: Teredinidae). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 52(Pt 6): 2261-2269, 2002. PubMed: 12508896

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : EU604078 Teredinibacter turnerae strain T7901 16S small subunit ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence

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