Tsukamurella paurometabola DSM 20162

Names Tsukamurella paurometabola DSM 20162
Accession numbers NC_014158, NC_014159
Background Tsukamurella paurometabola (strain ATCC 8368 / DSM 20162 / JCM 10117 / NBRC 16120 / NCTC 13040) is an aerobic, weakly acid-fast, pleomorphic, Gram-positive bacterium isolated from mycetomes and ovaries of bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) and also found in soil and sludge. It is a member of the nocardioform actinomycetes and is closely related to the genus Mycobacterium. This organism has been isolated from cases of systemic infection, usually in association with other diseases. Cases of human infection with T. paurometabola are infrequent, nevertheless diagnosis rates are increasing, typically in patients with underlying predisposing factors including immunosupression, chronic pathology and indwelling foreign bodies. Thus it is a novel pathogen causing catheter-related bacteremia in patients with cancer. (Adapted from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/genomeprj?Db=genomeprj&cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=29399 and PMID: 1571430). (EBI Integr8)
Strain DSM 20162
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (04-MAR-2010) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
(14-MAY-2010) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method Sanger, 454-GS-FLX-Titanium
Isolation site ovaries of Cimex lectularius L (bedbug)
Isolation country USA
Number of replicons 2
Gram staining properties Positive
Shape Bacilli
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 1
Oxygen requirements Obligate aerobic
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Terrestrial
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name Homo sapiens
Cell arrangement Pairs
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism Hydrogen sulfide producer
Energy source Chemoorganotroph
Diseases Rare infections
Pathogenicity Yes