The complete genomic sequence of Niocardia farcinica IFM 10152

Jun Ishikawa, Atsushi Yamashita, Yuzuru Mikami, Yasutaka Hoshino, Haruyo Kurita, Kunimoto Hotta, Tadayoshi Shiba, Masahira Hattori

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Abstract

We determined the genomic sequence of Nocardia farcinica IFM 10152, a clinical isolate, and revealed the molecular basis of its versatility. The genome consists of a single circular chromosome of 6,021,225 bp with an average G+C content of 70.8% and two plasmids of 184,027 (pNFl) and 87,093 (pNF2) bp with average G+C contents of 67.2% and 68.4%, respectively. The chromosome encoded 5,674 putative protein-coding sequences, including many candidate genes for virulence and multidrug resistance as well as secondary metabolism. Analyses of paralogous protein families suggest that gene duplications have resulted in a bacterium that can survive not only in soil environments but also in animal tissues, resulting in disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14925-14930
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume101
Issue number41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 12
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
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    Ishikawa, J., Yamashita, A., Mikami, Y., Hoshino, Y., Kurita, H., Hotta, K., Shiba, T., & Hattori, M. (2004). The complete genomic sequence of Niocardia farcinica IFM 10152. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 101(41), 14925-14930. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0406410101