Vibrio fischeri MJ11

Names Vibrio fischeri MJ11
Accession numbers NC_011184, NC_011185, NC_011186
Background Bacteria of the genus Vibrio are common and abundant in microbial communities associated with marine animals where they influence their hosts in important ways, either as coevolved beneficial symbionts or by causing diseases such as coral bleaching. These Vibrio-host interactions appear to play a critical role in the survival and dissemination of these bacteria in the marine environment. The marine bacterium Vibrio fischeri is a specific symbiont in the light-emitting organs of certain squids and fishes where it produces luminescence through the expression of the lux operon. Luminescence is controlled by acyl-homoserine lactone quorum sensing. Strain MJ11 was collected in Japan. (HAMAP: VIBFM)
Strain MJ11
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (14-AUG-2008) J. Craig Venter Institute, 9704 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
(29-AUG-2008) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site Squid light organ in Japan
Isolation country Japan
Number of replicons 3
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
Mobility No
Flagellar presence Yes
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Facultative
Optimal temperature 20.0
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Multiple
Biotic relationship Symbiotic
Host name NA
Cell arrangement Singles
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism NA
Energy source Heterotroph
Diseases None
Pathogenicity No