Sebaldella termitidis ATCC 33386

Names Sebaldella termitidis ATCC 33386
Accession numbers NC_013517, NC_013518, NC_013519
Background Sebaldella termitidis (strain ATCC 33386 / NCTC 11300), formerly Bacteroides termitidis, is an uricolytic, obligately anaerobic Gram-negative bacterium isolated from the termite intestine. It is nonmotile and has rod-shaped cells with central swellings that occur singly, in pairs, and in filaments. Surface colonies are 1 to 2 mm in diameter, circular, and transparent to opaque. Colonies in deep agar are lenticular and nonpigmented. This organism is able to degrade uric acid to CO2, acetate, and ammonia, and may play a role in providing nitrogen to the termite host. Acetic and lactic acids are the major end products of glucose metabolism; formic acid may also be produced. Acid is produced from glucose, fructose, maltose, mannitol, mannose, rhamnose, sucrose, trehalose, and xylose. (Adaptated from: (EBI Integr8)
Strain ATCC 33386
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (08-SEP-2009) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
(18-NOV-2009) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method Sanger, 454
Isolation site posterior intestinal content of termites
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 3
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Anaerobic
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat HostAssociated
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name Termite
Cell arrangement NA
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism Uricolytic
Energy source NA
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No