Bacteroides fragilis NCTC 9343

Names Bacteroides fragilis NCTC 9343
Accession numbers NC_003228, NC_006873
Background Bacteroides fragilis is a Gram-negative rod, which represents a large part of the colonic bacteria flora. It is an opportunistic pathogen that can severely limit the success of gastro-intestinal surgery, and is frequently associated with extraintestinal infections such as abscesses and soft tissue infections, as well as diarrheal diseases in animals and humans. (Partially extracted from Karyn's Genomes-EBI). The strain ATCC 25285 / NCTC 9343 was originally isolated from an abdominal infection at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London in 1955. (EBI Integr8)
Strain ATCC 25285
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (08-APR-2002) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
(29-JUL-2004) Pathogen Sequencing Unit, Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA, United
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site human appendix abscess
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 2
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
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 Singles
Sporulation NA
Metabolism NA
Energy source Chemoorganotroph
Diseases Severe infection, diarrhea, and abcesses
Pathogenicity Yes