JCVI: Comparative Genome Analysis of Prevotella ruminicola and Prevotella Bryantii: Insights Into Their Environmental Niche
 
 
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Purushe, J., Fouts, D. E., Morrison, M., White, B. A., Mackie, R. I., Coutinho, P. M., Henrissat, B., Nelson, K. E.

Comparative Genome Analysis of Prevotella ruminicola and Prevotella Bryantii: Insights Into Their Environmental Niche

Microb Ecol. 2010 Jun 29;

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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 B(1)4 (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.