Kytococcus sedentarius DSM 20547

Names Kytococcus sedentarius DSM 20547
Accession numbers NC_013169
Background Kytococcus sedentarius, the only known producer of the antibiotics monesin A and B, has been isolated from varying environments, including human skin, groundwater, and even airline cabins. It can be a human opportunistic pathogen. Strain DSM 20547, the type strain, is a free-living, nonmotile, Gram-positive bacterium, originally isolated from a marine environment in about 1944. It grows as spherical/coccoid and occurs predominantly in tetrads which can be arranged in cubical packets. It is non-encapsulated and does not form endospores, is strictly aerobic and chemoorganotrophic, requires methionine and other amino acids for growth, and grows well in NaCl at concentrations up to 10% (w/v). It contains only completely unsaturated menaquinones with 8-11 isoprene subunits (MK8 to MK11), with MK8 dominating (adapted from (HAMAP: KYTSD)
Strain DSM 20547
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (10-AUG-2009) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
(28-AUG-2009) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method Sanger
Isolation site slide submerged in sea water probably in San Diego
Isolation country USA
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Positive
Shape Cocci
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 1
Oxygen requirements Aerobic
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Marine, Skin microflora
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement Tetrads
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity Yes