Comparative Genome Analysis of Prevotella ruminicola and Prevotella bryantii: Insights into Their Environmental Niche

Janaki Purushe, Derrick E. Fouts, Mark Morrison, Bryan A. White, Roderick I. Mackie, Pedro M. Coutinho, Bernard Henrissat, Karen E. Nelson

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Abstract

The Prevotellas comprise a diverse group of bacteria that has received surprisingly limited attention at the whole genome-sequencing level. In this communication, we present the comparative analysis of the genomes of Prevotella ruminicola 23 (GenBank: CP002006) and Prevotella bryantii B14 (GenBank: ADWO00000000), two gastrointestinal isolates. Both P. ruminicola and P. bryantii have acquired an extensive repertoire of glycoside hydrolases that are targeted towards non-cellulosic polysaccharides, especially GH43 bifunctional enzymes. Our analysis demonstrates the diversity of this genus. The results from these analyses highlight their role in the gastrointestinal tract, and provide a template for additional work on genetic characterization of these species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)721-729
Number of pages9
JournalMicrobial Ecology
Volume60
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Soil Science

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