Akkermansia muciniphila ATCC BAA-835

Names Akkermansia muciniphila ATCC BAA-835
Accession numbers NC_010655
Background Akkermansia muciniphila strain ATCC BAA-835 was isolated as a novel, strictly anaerobic, mucin-degrading bacterium from a healthy human fecal sample in anaerobic medium containing gastric mucin as the sole carbon and nitrogen source. Cells are oval-shaped, showing a different size depending on the medium, in mucin medium being 640 nm in diameter and 690 nm in length and rich medium being 830 nm in diameter and 1 um in length. Cells stained Gram-negative, while flagella were not seen on negatively stained electron micrograph preparations. Formation of spores by the strain was never observed. In mucin medium, the organism produced a capsule and could grow as single cells or in pairs, rarely in chains and often formed aggregates. It counts for 1-3% of cells in the human feces and is a normal component of the intestinal tract. (EBI Integr8)
Strain ATCC BAA-835
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (01-MAY-2008) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive B100, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
(07-MAY-2008) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site Human feces
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Cocci
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 2?
Oxygen requirements Anaerobic
Optimal temperature 37.0
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat HostAssociated
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name Homo sapiens
Cell arrangement Pairs, Singles
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No