Pre_GI: SWBIT SVG BLASTN

Query: NC_013418:397956 Blattabacterium sp. (Periplaneta americana) str. BPLAN, complete

Lineage: Blattabacterium; Blattabacterium; Blattabacteriaceae; Flavobacteriales; Bacteroidetes; Bacteria

General Information: This organism is the endosymbiont of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. It is a Gram-negative maternally inherited bacteria which lives in specialized cells in the host's abdominal fat body. Phylogenetic analyses for the Blattabacterium-cockroach symbiosis supports the hypothesis of co-evolution between symbionts and hosts dating back to more than 140 million years ago. Cockroaches are omnivorous insects, often subsisting on a nitrogen-poor diet, and Blattabacterium have been hypothesized to participate in uric acid degradation, nitrogen assimilation, and nutrient provisioning. Genome sequencing and metabolic reconstruction shows that Blattabacterium can recycle nitrogen from urea and ammonia, which are uric acid degradation products, into glutamate, using urease and glutamate dehydrogenase, and thus would be able to provide its host with some essential amino acids, vitamins and cofactors. The bacterium relies on asparagine and glutamine supplied by the host; it may be able to make proline from arginine via the urea cycle.

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BLASTN Alignment.txt

Subject: NC_009850:1011293 Arcobacter butzleri RM4018, complete genome

Lineage: Arcobacter butzleri; Arcobacter; Campylobacteraceae; Campylobacterales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: Arcobacter butzleri RM4018 was isolated from a human patient with gastroenteritis. Causes gastroenteritis in humans. Arcobacter butzleri is a member of the family Campylobacteraceae, related to the human pathogenic Campylobacter spp. and the environmental Sulfurospirillum spp. A. butzleri is mainly found in livestock and water/marine environments and can cause gastroenteritis and bacteremia in humans.