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NC_005363:2588852 Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus HD100, complete genome

Host Lineage: Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus; Bdellovibrio; Bdellovibrionaceae; Bdellovibrionales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: This organism is unique in that it is a bacteriolytic microbe that preys on other gram negative bacteria. It is found throughout soil, sewage, and aquatic environments, and is often associated with biofilms. This organism has a biphasic lifestyle which consists of a free living and motile phase, and an attack phase where the bacterium attaches to a host cell, burrows into the periplasm, and begins to degrade the host from the inside out. The organism sheds its flagellum once it makes irreversible contact with the host, and when it is inside, begins to form a bdelloplast, resulting in degradation of the host cell inner membrane and alteration of its peptidoglycan layer, resulting in a spherical cell. The Bdellovibrio cell elongates until it forms a long coiled structure which then divides, forming many flagellated progeny which continue the degradation of the host cell to propagate the life cycle. The genome encodes a large number of degradative and lytic enzymes which are used to degrade the host organism. The organism has numerous deficiencies in its amino acid biosynthetic pathways, suggesting it utilizes prey metabolites for protein synthesis.

StartEndLengthCDS descriptionQuickGO ontologyBLASTP
25888522589316465hypothetical protein
258931325906801368putative adenylate cyclaseQuickGO ontologyBLASTP
25909012591497597hypothetical protein
25920952593012918hypothetical protein
25930332593455423hypothetical proteinBLASTP
25934712594394924putative membrane protein with protease subunitQuickGO ontologyBLASTP
259443625963941959hypothetical proteinBLASTP
25965232597191669hypothetical protein
259723225983351104hypothetical proteinBLASTP
25985962599147552hypothetical proteinBLASTP
259916026038784719hypothetical proteinBLASTP
260403426051341101hypothetical proteinBLASTP
26051502605797648hypothetical protein
260644426078831440hypothetical protein