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nitrogen-fixation; microbial genomes; burkholderia; bacteria; symbionts;taiwanensis; diversity; nodules; legumes; system


Cupriavidus sp. strain AMP6 is an aerobic, motile, Gram-negative, non-spore-forming rod that was isolated from a root nodule of Mimosa asperata collected in Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Texas, in 2005. Mimosa asperata is the only legume described so far to exclusively associates with Cupriavidus symbionts. Moreover, strain AMP6 represents an early-diverging lineage within the symbiotic Cupriavidus group and has the capacity to develop an effective nitrogen-fixing symbiosis with three other species of Mimosa. Therefore, the genome of Cupriavidus sp. strain AMP6 enables comparative analyses of symbiotic trait evolution in this genus and here we describe the general features, together with sequence and annotation. The 7,579,563 bp high-quality permanent draft genome is arranged in 260 scaffolds of 262 contigs, contains 7,033 protein-coding genes and 97 RNA-only encoding genes, and is part of the GEBA-RNB project proposal.

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De Meyer, S. E., Parker, M., Van Berkum, P., Tian, R., Seshadri, R., Reddy, T. B. K., . . . Reeve, W. (2015). High-quality permanent draft genome sequence of the mimosa asperata - nodulating cupriavidus sp strain AMP6.Standards in Genomic Sciences, 10, 80. doi:10.1186/s40793-015-0074-1

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