Genomic Features of a Bumble Bee Symbiont Reflect Its Host Environment

@article{Martinson2014GenomicFO,
  title={Genomic Features of a Bumble Bee Symbiont Reflect Its Host Environment},
  author={Vincent G Martinson and Tanja Magoc and Hauke Koch and Steven L. Salzberg and Nancy A. Moran},
  journal={Applied and Environmental Microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={80},
  pages={3793 - 3803}
}
ABSTRACT Here, we report the genome of one gammaproteobacterial member of the gut microbiota, for which we propose the name “Candidatus Schmidhempelia bombi,” that was inadvertently sequenced alongside the genome of its host, the bumble bee, Bombus impatiens. This symbiont is a member of the recently described bacterial order Orbales, which has been collected from the guts of diverse insect species; however, “Ca. Schmidhempelia” has been identified exclusively with bumble bees. Metabolic… Expand
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