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Draft Genome Sequence of Catellicoccus marimammalium, a Novel Species Commonly Found in Gull Feces
Weigand, M. R., H. Ryu, L. Boczek, K. T. Konstantinidis, AND J. W. Santo Domingo. Draft Genome Sequence of Catellicoccus marimammalium, a Novel Species Commonly Found in Gull Feces. Genome Announcements. American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC, 1(1):e00019-12, (2013).
Catellicoccus marimammalium is a relatively uncharacterized Gram-positive, facultative anaerobe with potential utility as an indicator of waterfowl fecal contamination. Here we report an annotated draft genome sequence that suggests this organism may be a symbiotic gut microbe.
This bacterium is very difficult to grow on artificial media and by sequencing its genome we hope to elucidata growth requirements that will helpl us develop a culture-based strategy for detecting it. This species is used as a target for methods detecting waterfowl pollution in environmental waters.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION
MICROBIAL CONTAMINANTS CONTROL BRANCH